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Which of the following statements about chemical equilibrium is not true? (a) At equilibrium the rates of the forward and reverse reactions are equal. (b) There is no observable change in a chemical system at equilibrium. (c) Chemical reactions always proceed toward equilibrium. (d) All chemical reactions are product-favored at equilibrium.

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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133949640

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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

9th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133949640
Chapter 3.3, Problem 1RC
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Which of the following statements about chemical equilibrium is not true?

  1. (a) At equilibrium the rates of the forward and reverse reactions are equal.
  2. (b) There is no observable change in a chemical system at equilibrium.
  3. (c) Chemical reactions always proceed toward equilibrium.
  4. (d) All chemical reactions are product-favored at equilibrium.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The given statement is wrong about the chemical equilibrium should be identified.

Concept introduction:

There is no observable change in the properties of the system, in a chemical reaction, chemical equilibrium is the state in which both reactants and products are present in concentrations which have no further tendency to change with time

Explanation of Solution

All chemical reactions are product favored at equilibrium is not true, for example ionization of acetic acid in water is reactant-favored at equilibrium and only a few percent of the molecules reacts with water to form ionic products...

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