Reversible Reactions

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  • Created on: 08-04-13 13:03

Reversible Reactions

A reversible reaction is one where the product of the reaction can themselves react to produce the original reactants

A + B <======> C + D  (not the best diagram but best i can do on a computer)

In other words, the reaction can go both ways

  • Reversible reactions will reach equilibrium (the amount of reactants reaches a certain balance and stay there)
  • The reactions are taking place on both directions, but the overall effect is nil as they are both cancelling each other out as they are taking place at exactly the same rate


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