According to Le Chatelier's Principle what will happen to this equilibrium: C2H4O (g) ---> CH4 (g) + CO (g) if we add CH4?
Le Chatelier's principle states that if a change in volume, pressure, temperature, or concentration takes place for a chemical system at equilibrium, the system will react in such a manner that will counteract the change made and establish a new equilibrium.
The chemical equilibrium for the decomposition of etylene oxide into methane and carbon monoxide is
If you were to add more
The equilibrium will shift towards the reactant in order to counteract the increase in the concentration of one of the products.
LIkewise, an increase in the concentration of
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