## Dynamic Equilibrium

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aphung1E
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### Dynamic Equilibrium

Can someone explain dynamic equilibrium?

Sebastian Lee 1L
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### Re: Dynamic Equilibrium

I believe what is meant by dynamic equilibrium is that when a reaction is in equilibrium, there still are reactions occurring. It is not a static system. When a reaction is at equilibrium, concentrations of reactant and product are the same because the reactants are forming products at the same rate that products are forming reactants. Chemical reactions are occurring constantly during equilibrium which makes it dynamic even though there is no overall net change in concentration of either product or reactant.

Michelle N - 2C
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### Re: Dynamic Equilibrium

Dynamic equilibrium basically emphasizes the idea that when the reactants and products are in equilibrium, that doesn't mean that everything just stays still. Reactions are still occurring, just at the same rate as they're being formed/consumed.

Hannah Romeo 1J
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### Re: Dynamic Equilibrium

During a dynamic equilibrium, a reaction is still occurring. However, the rates of the forward and reverse reactions are occurring at the same rate resulting in a net 0 rate. A reaction is never static as collisions continue to occur between atoms/molecules to form products/reactants.

Riya Sood 4G
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### Re: Dynamic Equilibrium

Also remember that when a system is at dynamic equilibrium, its composition stays the same.

Rita Chen 1B
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### Re: Dynamic Equilibrium

How do we know when something is in dynamic equilibrium?

smurphy1D
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### Re: Dynamic Equilibrium

It is at dynamic equilibrium when the rate of the forward reaction is equal to the rate of the reverse reaction

Joseph Saba
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### Re: Dynamic Equilibrium

It could be disturbed by either taking away/adding products/reactants to the reaction momentarily.

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### Re: Dynamic Equilibrium

We know when something is in dynamic equilibrium when the forward and reverse reactions are still occurring, despite the composition of the products and reactants being the same. One possible way to test this is to remove an amount of products and if the reaction produces more products to reestablish equilibrium, then we would know that the reactions are still occurring, thus making it dynamic equilibrium.

Natalie Benitez 1E
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### Re: Dynamic Equilibrium

Does dynamic equilibrium mean that the reaction is constantly going through the forward and reverse reaction since the reactants make the products and the products can make the reactants?

KBELTRAMI_1E
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### Re: Dynamic Equilibrium

The reaction never stops when balanced at equilibrium, it just constantly flows in both directions at the same rate.