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Are all equilibrium equations told that they are able to reach an equilibrium? or are there characteristics that help identify that the reaction is able to reach an equilibrium? I know that the special arrow (⇌) helps indicate it, but are there any other ways to recognize that the reaction has a reversible reaction?
I think that the double arrow is the only way to recognize an equilibrium equation, unless otherwise specified in the problem. Another characteristic of equilibrium equations is that their concentrations have to remain constant.
I also agree that there needs to be a double arrow in the equation for us to know that it is able to reach equilibrium. The definition of chemical equilibrium is the point at which the forward reaction and the reverse reaction are occurring at the same rate. Therefore, the equation must be able to have both a forward and reverse reaction for equilibrium to be achievable.
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