Concentrations at Equilibrium

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rachelle1K
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Concentrations at Equilibrium

Postby rachelle1K » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:19 pm

At equilibrium, are the concentrations of reactants and products the same?

Daniel Honeychurch1C
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Re: Concentrations at Equilibrium

Postby Daniel Honeychurch1C » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:29 pm

No, the concentration of reactants and products do not have to be the same. However, at equilibrium, the net change of reactants and products is 0. Although reactions are still occurring, the rate of the forward and backward reactions are equal.

Vicki Liu 2L
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Re: Concentrations at Equilibrium

Postby Vicki Liu 2L » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:22 pm

At equilibrium, it’s not necessarily that the reactant and product concentrations are the same. Instead, the RATIO of reactant and product concentrations stays constant.

Justin Sarquiz 2F
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Re: Concentrations at Equilibrium

Postby Justin Sarquiz 2F » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:52 pm

The concentration of the products and reactants do not have to be the same at equilibrium. The concentration of products does not change at equilibrium, and the concentration of reactants does not change at equilibrium too.

Ellis Song 4I
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Re: Concentrations at Equilibrium

Postby Ellis Song 4I » Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:43 pm

The concentration of the reactants and products are not necessarily the same; they are just at specific concentrations that allow the reaction to be at equilibrium where both the reaction and reverse reaction occur at an equal rate.

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Re: Concentrations at Equilibrium

Postby BCaballero_4F » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:57 pm

No, the concentration of products and reactants are not the same but the ratio that gives the equilibrium constant is the same.

sarahsalama2E
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Re: Concentrations at Equilibrium

Postby sarahsalama2E » Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:59 pm

Essentially equilibrium concentrations are the concentrations that you determine using the ice table.


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