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Equilibrium Constant and Direction of Equilibrium

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Given the balanced reaction $2NO_{(g)} + Cl_{2(g)} \rightleftharpoons 2NOCl_{(g)}$ and the equilibrium constant, $K$, is equal to $4.6 \times 10^4$.

Which direction does the equilibrium lay?

A

The equilibrium lies to the left because there will be more products than reactants.

B

The equilibrium lies to the left because there will be more reactants than products.

C

The equilibrium lies to the right because there will be more products than reactants.

D

The equilibrium lies to the right because there will be more reactants than products.