A chemical reaction always tries to go to completion, one way or the other If there is a way for the reaction to go the reverse direction, what is this process called?

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Apr 3, 2017

Answer:

A chemical reaction tends to reach a condition of #"equilibrium"#; it #"equilibrates"# such that the #"forward rate"# is equal to the #"reverse rate"#.

Explanation:

And equilibrium is specified when the forward rate of reaction is equal to the reverse rate of reaction, the quotient of these rates is formalized by the thermodynamic equilibrium constant, #K_"eq"#, where........

#K_"eq"="[Concentration of products]"/"[Concentration of reactants]"#

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