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I understand why if there are more moles of gas on the left side of a reaction, then the reactions shifts right if pressure is added. But, why does the reaction shift left if pressure is added and there are moles of gas on the right?
The reaction's direction shifts to balance out any changes made on the system. Accordingly, if there are more moles of products, the reaction will shift to favor the reactants when pressure is added in order to retain a balanced system.
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