Saturday, 15 June 2013

Dynamic equilibrium is the state of a reversible reaction where the forward reaction rate is equal to the reverse reaction rate, resulting in no observable net change in the system. Reactions are continuing to proceed in the forward and reverse direction dynamically; however, there is no net change in the amount of product or starting material. Dynamic equilibrium is also called steady state. In the early stage of a reversible reaction, the forward reaction proceeds more quickly than the reverse until the equilibrium state is reached when the forward and reverse rates are equal. An example of an important dynamic equilibrium is the equilibrium between ice and water at 0 ºC, where ice is melting at the same rate as the water is freezing.

Definition of Dynamic Equilibrium


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