Stability and Equilibrium Reactions

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Meigan Wu 2E
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Stability and Equilibrium Reactions

Postby Meigan Wu 2E » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:54 pm

How do you tell if one equilibrium reaction is more stable than another?

Matthew Mar 1J
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Re: Stability and Equilibrium Reactions

Postby Matthew Mar 1J » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:17 pm

I think the fact that a reaction is in equilibrium implies that the reaction is stable, because the forward and reverse reactions are happening constantly and keep the overall reaction at a certain ratio of products to reactants. So I guess they're all equally stable? Although I'm not really sure what makes a reaction unstable, generally stability is used to refer to just the products or just the reactants and not the reaction as a whole

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