Irreversible vs. Reversible

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Alex Uy 2D
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Irreversible vs. Reversible

Postby Alex Uy 2D » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:01 pm

Is there another way in which we can distinguish between irreversible and reversible reactions other than constant temperature? Is there anything actually "reversible" about a reaction that has constant temperature or is that some arbitrary name?

Tom Notcovich 3B
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Re: Irreversible vs. Reversible

Postby Tom Notcovich 3B » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:38 pm

I find it helpful to define reversible as "perfect." If a process is reversible it will function perfectly at a constant rate meaning that the reverse could be done the same way.

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