Are all reversible reactions in equilibrium?

Watch
Imad8492
Badges: 3
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#1
Report Thread starter 4 years ago
#1
Is every reversible reaction in equilibrium regardless of any conditions in a closed system? If the conditions are changed, how does the equilibrium becomes stable again?
0
reply
ChemistryWebsite
Badges: 11
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#2
Report 4 years ago
#2
(Original post by Imad8492)
Is every reversible reaction in equilibrium regardless of any conditions in a closed system? If the conditions are changed, how does the equilibrium becomes stable again?
Yes, in any conditions in which the reaction can occur and given enough time for the equilibrium to establish.

A change in conditions will effect the rate of the forward and reverse reactions so that they are at that moment no longer equal. The concentrations will change as one reaction is now quicker than the other, and the forward and reverse reaction rates gradually converge to be equal once more. The concentrations of reagents and products are then reflecting the new 'position of equilibrium'.
1
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

What is your favourite revision method?

Taking notes manually (53)
21.63%
Note taking apps (6)
2.45%
Flashcards (47)
19.18%
Revision guides (15)
6.12%
Past papers (116)
47.35%
Something else (let us know in the thread) (8)
3.27%

Watched Threads

View All