Problem: Consider the following reaction at equilibrium: CO(g) + Cl2(g) ⇌ COCl2(g)Predict whether the reaction will shift left, shift right, or remain unchanged if Cl2 is added to the reaction mixture.

FREE Expert Solution

According to Le Chatelier’s Principle if a system (chemical reaction) is at equilibrium and we disturb it, then the system will readjust to maintain its equilibrium state.

The equilibrium expression can be written as,


https://lightcat-files.s3.amazonaws.com/problem_images/7de35af8371905cc-1562831686714.jpg

                                                                                                                                     

CO (g) + Cl(g)  COCl(g)

Chemical equilibrium is a state in which the rate of forward reaction equals the backward reaction


  • The equilibrium constant K is a number that is equal to the ratio of products to reactants at a given temperature.


View Complete Written Solution
Problem Details

Consider the following reaction at equilibrium: CO(g) + Cl2(g) ⇌ COCl2(g)

Predict whether the reaction will shift left, shift right, or remain unchanged if Cl2 is added to the reaction mixture.


Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Le Chatelier's Principle concept. You can view video lessons to learn Le Chatelier's Principle . Or if you need more Le Chatelier's Principle practice, you can also practice Le Chatelier's Principle practice problems.