Reversible vs. Irreversible Reactions


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Reversible vs. Irreversible Reactions

Postby 805312064 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:13 am

What does it mean for a reaction to be reversible?

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Re: Reversible vs. Irreversible Reactions

Postby Selena Yu 1H » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:21 am

A reversible reaction means that it could occur both ways. Either a forward reaction (reactants --> products) could occur or a reverse reaction (products --> reactants) could occur.

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Re: Reversible vs. Irreversible Reactions

Postby Connie Chen 1E » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:08 am

To add on, often times a reaction is irreversible because the reverse reaction has too high of an activation energy or energy barrier to overcome, so it is not easy for the reaction to proceed in the reverse direction.


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