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Belle Calforda3f
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irreversible reactions

Postby Belle Calforda3f » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:47 pm

what is the conceptual difference of an irreversible and a reversible reaction, and why are most biological reactions irreversible?

SitharaMenon2B
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Re: irreversible reactions

Postby SitharaMenon2B » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:03 pm

A reversible reaction occurs at equilibrium, while an irreversible reaction is not at equilibrium. Biological reactions are irreversible because irreversible reactions are usually much quicker.

Julie Steklof 1A
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Re: irreversible reactions

Postby Julie Steklof 1A » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:38 pm

In an irreversible reaction, infinitely small changes occur that allow the reaction to end at equilibrium. In a reversible reaction, finite changes occur, usually quickly, that result in no equilibrium within the system.

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Re: irreversible reactions

Postby Joyce Gu 1E » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:25 pm

A reversible process is at equilibrium and energy can move back and forth. An irreversible system is a process that cannot be reversed by an infinitesimal change in a variable.

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Re: irreversible reactions

Postby Troy Tavangar 1I » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:05 am

A reversible reaction occurs at equilibrium while an irreversible reaction does not.


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