Chemical equilibrium

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Armani Dodson 1A
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Chemical equilibrium

Is there only one side to chemical equilibrium? What I mean is that one a chemical reaction reaches equilibrium will it always stay there??

Preet_Bains_1D
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Re: Chemical equilibrium

It will remain at equilibrium unless some condition of the reaction is changed. For example, if the temperature or pressure is changed then the reaction will move in a certain direction and the same will happen if the concentrations of the reactants or products are changed.

Samuel_Vydro_1I
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Re: Chemical equilibrium

Yes, the aspect of equilibrium can be disturbed or altered momentarily as noted in Le Chatelier's Principle:chemical principle that states that if a system in equilibrium is disturbed by changes in determining factors, such as temperature, pressure, and concentration of components, the system will tend to shift its equilibrium position so as to counteract the effect of the disturbance

Audrey Magsig 1E
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Re: Chemical equilibrium

Also note that in chemical equilibrium, though equilibrium is constant, the reaction itself isn't static. There is just movement in the forward and reverse directions

Wenqian_Deng_1L
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Re: Chemical equilibrium

YUP to all the explanations above. When an equation is at equilibrium, it just means that the forward reaction is the same rate as the reverse reaction, and both products and reactants are still being produced.