Equilibrium  [ENDORSED]






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ng1D
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Equilibrium

Postby ng1D » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:25 pm

When a reaction of a system is at equilibrium, why is there no work done by the reaction?

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Re: Equilibrium  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:31 pm

At equilibrium there is no net change and therefore no energy released.
I'll comment on this in class.

Madelyn Romberg 1H
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Re: Equilibrium

Postby Madelyn Romberg 1H » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:42 pm

Because there is no net change occurring, no total work is done. That is because the energy is in equilibrium as well.

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Re: Equilibrium

Postby Dan M -3E » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:07 pm

At equilibrium, the energy coming in and being released by work are equal. Basically, the net work being done on and by the system is 0 because the energy of the system is at eq.


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