## Reversible vs. Irreversible Reactions

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

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### Reversible vs. Irreversible Reactions

What does it mean for a reaction to be reversible?

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### Re: Reversible vs. Irreversible Reactions

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

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.