• When one of the products of a reaction is removed from the chemical equilibrium system as soon as it is produced, the reverse reaction cannot establish itself and equilibrium is never reached.
  • Reactions such as these are said to go to completion.
  • These processes are often referred to as non-reversible reactions.
  • Examples of these reactions are shown below.
  • The reaction between HBr and KOH also be considered irreversible.
  • The reactions between HCl and NaOH will be ionize completely as does the NaCl product.
  • For all practical purposes, this reaction can be said to be irreversible.
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