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ME 5446 Essay 5 EQUILIBRIUM Underlying Theory In the real world, it is a rare situation in which a chemical reaction goes to completion in the sense that is taught and learned in elementary chemistry courses. If sufficient time is allowed for a chemical reaction to proceed to its termination, the degree of completion of governed by the final temperature and pressure of the products. Specifically, the extent to which the reactants are converted to products is governed by the equilibrium that is established at the termination of the reaction. The determination of the concentrations of the reactants and the products when equilibrium is established is accomplished by making use of tabulated quantities called equilibrium constants. In the simplest situations, equilibrium constants are available for the prototype chemical reaction (1) In this equation, A and B are compounds which constitute the reactants, and C and D are the compounds in the products. The coefficients do not represent the molar
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