Problem: Which occurs when the forward and reverse reactions occur at the same rate? The system is conserved. The reactants and products are equal. The system is in equilibrium. The changes are physical.

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We are asked what occurs when forward and reverse reactions occur at the same rate.


Reactants ↔ Products


Forward reaction 

  • consumes reactants
  • produces products

Produces reaction 

  • produces reactants
  • consumes products


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Which occurs when the forward and reverse reactions occur at the same rate? 

The system is conserved. 

The reactants and products are equal. 

The system is in equilibrium. 

The changes are physical.


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