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Equilibrium Constant

Defines the equilibrium constant and explains how it is useful in chemistry.

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Chemical Equilibrium

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In some chemical processes, the forward proceeding reaction occurs simultaneously as the reverse reaction does. What type of a reaction is this called?

What is the auto-ionization of water and how does it relate to the type of reaction described above?

When the rate of the forward reaction equals the rate of the reverse reaction, chemical equilibrium is reached.

Beware! When equilibrium is met, the concentrations of products and reactants remains constant, but that does not mean that the forward and reverse reactions are stopped when equilibrium is met. Instead, the two reactions continuously occur.

What are the conditions for chemical equilibrium?

The equilibrium constant, or Keq, is a mathematical calculation for expressing the relation between the amount of product and reactants for a system in equilibrium. Explain how to calculate this constant.

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