In the reaction #B + K leftrightarrow L + H#, if an additional B is added, what will be the result?

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Sep 4, 2016

Answer:

Since #B# is a reactant; adding more of #B# will result is the equilibrium shifting to the right side (products side) to minimize the amount of #B# added.

Explanation:

Let us write the equilibrium equation again,

#B+KrightleftharpoonsL+H#

According to Le Châtelier's principle, when a reactant is added to a system at equilibrium, the reaction will proceed in the direction to minimize the concentration (or pressure) of the reactant added.

The same explanation could be used if a product is added to a system at equilibrium.

Since #B# is a reactant; adding more of #B# will result is the equilibrium shifting to the right side (products side) to minimize the amount of #B# added.

Here is a full lesson regarding Le Châtelier's principle:
Chemical Equilibrium | Le Châtelier's Principle.