Nonlabile and Inert substances

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Nonlabile and Inert substances

Postby Shirley Wong 2E » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:41 pm

I understand that nonlabile and inert substances are substances that are unstable but survive for long periods, but can someone explain to me why and how they're able to survive for a long time?

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Re: Nonlabile and Inert substances

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:18 pm

They can be thermodynamically unstable yet kinetically very stable, which just means the reaction rate of the substance changing is VERY slow (even though it is happening)

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