IMAT 2016 Q45 [Equilibrium]

A mixture of methanol and ethanoic acid is left until equilibrium is reached. The equation for this reaction is given below.

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The amount of CH_3OH in this mixture at equilibrium can be increased by:

  1. adding more water to the mixture
  2. raising the temperature of the mixture
  3. adding sodium hydroxide to the mixture
  4. adding a catalyst to the mixture

A. 2 and 4 only
B. 1 and 2 only
C. 1 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3 only
E. 4 only