A rigid container holds a mixture of graphite pellets (C(s)), H2O(g), CO(g), and H2(g) at equilibrium. State whether the number of moles of CO (g) in the container will increase, decrease, or stay the same after each of the following disturbances is applied to the original mixture. For each case, assume that all other variables remain constant except for the given disturbance. Select the response which includes the best explanation.
b. The temperature of the equilibrium mixture is increased at constant volume.
c. The volume of the container is decreased at constant temperature.
d. The graphite pellets are pulverized