## irreversible reactions

$w=-P\Delta V$
and
$w=-\int_{V_{1}}^{V_{2}}PdV=-nRTln\frac{V_{2}}{V_{1}}$

Belle Calforda3f
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### irreversible reactions

what is the conceptual difference of an irreversible and a reversible reaction, and why are most biological reactions irreversible?

SitharaMenon2B
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### Re: irreversible reactions

A reversible reaction occurs at equilibrium, while an irreversible reaction is not at equilibrium. Biological reactions are irreversible because irreversible reactions are usually much quicker.

Julie Steklof 1A
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### Re: irreversible reactions

In an irreversible reaction, infinitely small changes occur that allow the reaction to end at equilibrium. In a reversible reaction, finite changes occur, usually quickly, that result in no equilibrium within the system.

Joyce Gu 1E
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### Re: irreversible reactions

A reversible process is at equilibrium and energy can move back and forth. An irreversible system is a process that cannot be reversed by an infinitesimal change in a variable.

Troy Tavangar 1I
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### Re: irreversible reactions

A reversible reaction occurs at equilibrium while an irreversible reaction does not.