Irreversible and reversible reactions


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GabrielaGutierrez2A
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Irreversible and reversible reactions

Postby GabrielaGutierrez2A » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:41 pm

What is the difference between reversible and irreversible reactions at equilibrium? Why are do reversible reactions have the maximum amount of work done?

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Re: Irreversible and reversible reactions

Postby Manpreet Singh 1N » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:24 am

Reversible reactions at equilibrium means that once the reactants form the products, the products can form the reactions again using the same amount of energy. A irreversible reaction at equilibrium means that once the reactants make the products, the reactants can not be formed again by the products.

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Re: Irreversible and reversible reactions

Postby Tatum_Bernat_1E » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:18 am

Can someone explain how the equations for an irreversible and reversible reaction differ conceptually? I understand how with the reversible process reactants can be formed again, but how can this be explained through the equations? What makes each equation reversible or not?


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