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    Reading notes it seems like that. Why call equilibrium dynamic equilibrium then, they are the same thing. Or did I misinterpret?
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    Because the equilibrium's position can change with changing external conditions.
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    (Original post by alow)
    Because the equilibrium's position can change with changing external conditions.
    Can you please go into a bit more detail? Thanks
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    (Original post by thebrahmabull)
    Reading notes it seems like that. Why call equilibrium dynamic equilibrium then, they are the same thing. Or did I misinterpret?
    In physical systems you can have stable equilibrium (a block of wood standing on a surface) and unstable equilibrium (a block of wood whose centre of gravity is not above its base standing on a surface). In both of these systems there is no motion (change).

    In chemistry, although the system does not change it's concentrations there is constant forward and back reaction (at the same rate). Because of the reactions proceeding the equilibrium is said to be "dynamic".
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    (Original post by charco)
    In physical systems you can have stable equilibrium (a block of wood standing on a surface) and unstable equilibrium (a block of wood whose centre of gravity is not above its base standing on a surface). In both of these systems there is no motion (change).

    In chemistry, although the system does not change it's concentrations there is constant forward and back reaction (at the same rate). Because of the reactions proceeding the equilibrium is said to be "dynamic".
    Thanks. This is what thought...that the equilibrium in chemistry is always dynamic.
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    (Original post by thebrahmabull)
    Thanks. This is what thought...that the equilibrium in chemistry is always dynamic.
    Well no. There is such a thing as static equilibrium.
    But in the reversible reactions, the type of equilibrium is dynamic.
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    (Original post by Kvothe the arcane)
    Well no. There is such a thing as static equilibrium.
    But in the reversible reactions, the type of equilibrium is dynamic.
    Is it sth like reactions that are non reversible but halt after a certain amount of yield?
 
 
 
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