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Pressure Increase and Le Châtelier's

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$$PCl_3(g) + Cl_2(g) \rightleftharpoons PCl_5(g) + \text{energy}$$

For the reaction above, what is the effect of increasing the pressure?

A

Increased production of products

B

Wild fluctuations in the amounts of reactants and products

C

Increased production of reactants

D

No impact on the equilibrium

E

Cannot be determined