Point of equilibrium


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Deepika Pugalenthi 1A
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Point of equilibrium

Postby Deepika Pugalenthi 1A » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:22 am

When looking at a graph of the progression of a reaction over time, how do you know when equilibrium has been reached by the reaction?

taline_n
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Re: Point of equilibrium

Postby taline_n » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:28 am

When the graphs of reactants and products have leveled off and remain at a constant concentration, the system has reached equilibrium.

Luc Lorain 1L
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Re: Point of equilibrium

Postby Luc Lorain 1L » Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:44 pm

As in the progression graph Dr. Lavelle showed in lecture, the concentration of each species will continue to grow or shrink over time until equilibrium has been reached. At this point, the curves should flatten out to what are essentially horizontal lines (rate of change=0).

Katie_Duong_1D
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Re: Point of equilibrium

Postby Katie_Duong_1D » Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:56 pm

The graph looks like a horizontal asymptote at equilibrium. This is because the concentration flattens at equilibrium.

Timothy_Yueh_4L
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Re: Point of equilibrium

Postby Timothy_Yueh_4L » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:13 pm

When looking at a graph, equilibrium is reached when the reactants and products in question stabilize to a horizontal line. It essentially means that the the rate between the reactants and products are equal.

Lumbini Chandrasekera 1B
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Re: Point of equilibrium

Postby Lumbini Chandrasekera 1B » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:38 pm

When the slope of the tangent lines to the concentration curves of the compounds involved is equal to zero.


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