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3.4 Elements of the Sea

Dynamic equilibrium
In a closed system the rate of the forward reaction is equal to the rate of the reverse reaction.
The concentration of products and reactants are constant.
Closed system
A sealed container represents a closed system. Nothing on the macroscopic scale appears to…

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Equilibrium Constant "Kc"


Kc tells us whether the equilibrium lies on the products or reactants side of the equation
If Kc is much larger than 1 then equilibrium lies on the products side. If Kc is much smaller than 1
equilibrium lies on the reactants side and the reverse reaction…

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