## equilbrium = reversible

$w=-P\Delta V$
and
$w=-\int_{V_{1}}^{V_{2}}PdV=-nRTln\frac{V_{2}}{V_{1}}$

Emily Glaser 1F
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### equilbrium = reversible

Is something at equilibrium considered reversible? Is is only reversible if at equilibrium?

Lauren Seidl 1D
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### Re: equilbrium = reversible

Reactions at equilibrium are considered reversible, as they go back and forth in order to reach equilibrium. Irreversible reactions, on the other hand, only proceed in one direction.

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### Re: equilbrium = reversible

All reactions at equillibrium are reversible as the nature of equilibirums (flow in both directions) requires the reaction to be reversible.

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### Re: equilbrium = reversible

Due to the fact that equilibrium is annotated with the arrows pointing both ways, it is considered reversible. Also, dynamic equilibrium is defined as the rate of the forward reaction being equal to the rate of the reverse reaction, therefore equilibrium is always considered a reversible reaction.