Is there a difference between a equilibrium and a dynamic equilibrium?

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Is there a difference between a equilibrium and a dynamic equilibrium?

Posted Wed 25th May, 2011 @ 16:42 by Oliver

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Yes there is a difference between equilibrium and dynamic equilibrium.

Equilibrium: when the forward and backward reactions are happening at the same rate

Dynamic Equilibrium: when the forward and backward reactions are happening at the same time

Also, do you know the difference between a physical equilibrium and a chemical equilibrium? If not, then I will be happy to help :)

Answered Wed 25th May, 2011 @ 18:39 by Aidan Waples
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'Dynamic' is just a word used to describe the 'changes'.

Dynamic = Both sides of the equation undergo dynamics/ changes that use the same energy, thus, are considered equal'.

chemical equilibrium= a chemical reaction and its reverse proceed at equal rates.

Answered Wed 25th May, 2011 @ 16:49 by Al
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Ok, thanks =)

What is the difference between a physical and chemical equilibrium?

Answered Wed 25th May, 2011 @ 20:12 by Oliver
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Dynamic Equilibirum:

"The forward rate of reaction = the reverse rate of reaction"

 

During a reaction of equilibrium the rate of forward and reverse reaction may be different. By terming it as being "at dynamic equilibrium" we have a deeper understanding of the situation. No more products are being made/lost. Rate of forward = rate of reverse.

Chemical Equilibrium refers to the changes in concentrations of reactants/products during the reaction. Therefore at chemical equilibrium, dynamic equilibrium has been reached (NO change in the concentration of reactants/products)

Physical Equilibirum refers to the changes of forces within the system. This link may help deepen your understanding of this - http://www.tutorvista.com/physics/physical-equilibrium

Answered Sun 29th May, 2011 @ 17:10 by Chris
Edited by Chris on Sun 29th May, 2011 @ 17:20