What do one arrow and double arrows stand for?

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What do one arrow and double arrows stand for?

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:12 pm

Question: For a strong acid and strong base reaction, there is only one arrow representing that all of the reactants are converted to products, right? So, for weak acids and bases that do not dissociate completely, the double arrows are used, right?

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Re: what do one arrow and double arrows stand for?

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:13 pm

Answer: Correct! Although, all chemical reactions are reversible, so a double arrow is never incorrect.


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