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Irreversible and reversible reactions

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:41 pm
by GabrielaGutierrez2A
What is the difference between reversible and irreversible reactions at equilibrium? Why are do reversible reactions have the maximum amount of work done?

Re: Irreversible and reversible reactions

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:24 am
by Manpreet Singh 1N
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.

Re: Irreversible and reversible reactions

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:18 am
by Tatum_Bernat_1E
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?