Reversible and Irreversible Process

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Tamera Scott 1G
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Reversible and Irreversible Process

Postby Tamera Scott 1G » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:52 pm

How do you tell when you are dealing with a reversible and irreversible process?

MaanasO 1A
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Re: Reversible and Irreversible Process

Postby MaanasO 1A » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:55 pm

A reversible chemical reaction will be noted with two arrows and will have an equilibrium constant. Reactions that proceed completely from reactants to products are denoted with a one-way arrow and do not have equilibrium constants.

Kriti Goyal 4K 19
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Re: Reversible and Irreversible Process

Postby Kriti Goyal 4K 19 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:56 pm

Most of the time if its a chemical reaction, you can tell by the arrows, if it is an equilibrium arrow, its reversible and if it is a one sided arrow, it is irreversible. However when it comes to change of state and matter, processes like melting and freezing etc are usually reversible as they are temperature dependent, which can be controlled.

Eric Quach 1C
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Re: Reversible and Irreversible Process

Postby Eric Quach 1C » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:41 pm

Reversible reactions have a two way arrow in a chemical reaction, while irreversible ones will have a one-way arrow.


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