Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Characteristics of Chemical Equilibrium

 The various characteristics of chemical equilibrium are:
(i).      The observable properties of the system become constant at equilibrium and remain unchanged thereafter. 
(ii).      The equilibrium is obtained only in the reactions carried in a closed vessels.
(iii).     The equilibrium is dynamic in nature.
(iv).     A catalyst cannot alter the equilibrium point.
(v).      The free energy change at equilibrium state is zero.

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