What does it mean when a reaction is at equilibrium?

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Jennifer Guzman 4C
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What does it mean when a reaction is at equilibrium?

Postby Jennifer Guzman 4C » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:04 pm

What I have is far is concentrations will not change, rates forward/back are equal, and rate constants are not. Is there anything else that I am missing? Is there no net change as well?

Jane Burgan 1C
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Re: What does it mean when a reaction is at equilibrium?

Postby Jane Burgan 1C » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:06 pm

There's no net change in the concentration of reactants and products and the forward and reverse reactions are happening at the same rate

shaunajava2e
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Re: What does it mean when a reaction is at equilibrium?

Postby shaunajava2e » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:07 pm

the rates of product changing to reactants and reactants changing to products are the same

Tatum Keichline 2B
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Re: What does it mean when a reaction is at equilibrium?

Postby Tatum Keichline 2B » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:04 pm

Q=K, meaning that the forwards and back reaction rates are equal

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Re: What does it mean when a reaction is at equilibrium?

Postby Niveda_B_3I » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:54 pm

However, make sure you remember that just because a reaction is at equilibrium, it doesn't necessarily mean that the reaction is over.


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