# Given the equilibrium A(g)rightleftharpoonsB(g), what occurs if ....?

## What occurs if $B$ is removed?

Feb 16, 2017

$\text{The equilibrium is maintained............}$

#### Explanation:

$\text{Le Chatelier's principle}$ holds that when a system at equilibrium is subject to external perturbation, the equilibrium will move so as to offset the external perturbation (as I have mentioned before $\text{offset "!=" counteract}$).

$A \left(g\right) r i g h t \le f t h a r p \infty n s B \left(g\right)$,
if we remove $B$ (by condensation for instance), the equilibrium will be driven to the right. Note that the equilibrium merely re-establishes itself by so moving. Chemists, and chemical engineers are good at manipulating these sorts of equilibria, so that they get good turnovers.