Answer to Question #201615 in General Chemistry for Mickayla

Question #201615

For the equilibrium reaction

2SO2(g) + O2(g) ↔2SO3(g) (H° = -198 kJ) 

which one of the following factors would cause the equilibrium constant to increase?

  1. Add SO2 gas.
  2. Decrease the temperature.
  3. Add a catalyst.
  4. None of the above.
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Expert's answer
2021-06-01T07:00:31-0400

1. Add SO2 gas, since adding a substance before the reaction increases the concentration of this substance and, consequently, increases the reaction rate


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