Reversible vs. Irreversible


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Dina Geotas 4A
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Reversible vs. Irreversible

Postby Dina Geotas 4A » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:19 pm

How can you tell if a reaction is irreversible or reversible?

Tameen Ahmed 4C
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Re: Reversible vs. Irreversible

Postby Tameen Ahmed 4C » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:48 pm

You have to be given certain information about a reaction to formulate and calculate things about a reaction, and one information is whether or not a reaction is reversible or not. Forgive me if I’m wrong, but I think a problem will typically tell you whether or not a reaction is reversible or irreversible.

Brian Chhoy 4I
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Re: Reversible vs. Irreversible

Postby Brian Chhoy 4I » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:51 pm

Almost all real world reactions that occur are irreversible, since the change in volume happens spontaneously. A reversible reaction is purely hypothetical, since it cannot happen in the real world. However, in the case of this class, the problem will probably tell you if they want you to calculate for a reversible or irreversible pathway.


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