Problem: The following reaction occurs when a burner on a gas stove is lit:CH4(g) + 2O2(g) ⇌ CO2(g) + 2H2 O(g)Is an equilibrium among CH4, O2, CO2, and H2O established under these conditions? Explain your answer.

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This particular reaction is considered an open system reaction which means products are not contained in the system

Recall that equilibrium is established in a closed space where products and reactants are contained

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The following reaction occurs when a burner on a gas stove is lit:
CH4(g) + 2O2(g) ⇌ CO2(g) + 2H2 O(g)
Is an equilibrium among CH4, O2, CO2, and H2O established under these conditions? Explain your answer.

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