7.29 Describe the effect of :

c) removal of CO

d) removal of CH3OH

on the equilibrium of the reaction:

2H2(g) + CO (g) CH3OH (g)

NEET SOLUTION:

(a) According to Le Chatelier’s principle, on addition of ${\mathrm{H}}_{2}$, the equilibrium of the given reaction will shift in the forward direction.

(b) On addition of ${\mathrm{CH}}_{3}\mathrm{OH}$, the equilibrium will shift in the backward direction.

(c) On removing CO, the equilibrium will shift in the backward direction.

(d) On removing ${\mathrm{CH}}_{3}\mathrm{OH}$, the equilibrium will shift in the forward direction.