Chemistry 9th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133611095
ISBN 13: 978-1-13361-109-7

Chapter 13 - Chemical Equilibrium - Questions: 16

Answer

The 2nd illustration is the first to represent an equilibrium. 2 molecules of $A_2B$ reacted initially.

Work Step by Step

The second illustration shows the highest concentration of products (2 molecules) that the reaction will reach; therefore, the reaction has reached equilibrium. The first illustration shows two $A_2$ molecules and one $B_2$ molecule, and since the reaction started off with only $A_2B$ molecules, two $A_2B$ molecules must have reacted to produce those molecules.
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