In a chemical reaction, what is an equilibrium?

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In a chemical reaction, what is an equilibrium?
« on: 28/09/2009 20:30:03 »
Matthew asked the Naked Scientists:
   
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what is an equilibrium in chemical reactions? Could you explain to me what occurs in an equilibrium and why are these used?

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In a chemical reaction, what is an equilibrium?
« Reply #1 on: 28/09/2009 20:48:09 »
Equilibrium happens when the forward and reverse reactions happen at the same speed.
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