My textbook states the following:
Qualitatively, I understand why the boiling point of a substance increases when the pressure is increased. However, I learned that if the pressure is increased when the reaction system is at equilibrium, the volume of the system decreases and hence, the reaction will proceed in that direction in which the volume of the system increases. In the above scenario, however, it has been given that water in the gaseous form occupies more volume than its liquid form and so, shouldn't the given reaction proceed in the forward direction, hence reducing the boiling point?
Please note that I am convinced and I believe that it makes sense for the boiling point to increase when the pressure increases but can somebody please explain the flaw in my reasoning with regard to the given equilibrium?
Much thanks in advance :) Regards.