University Chemistry ›› 2016, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (9): 68-76.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201512016

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On the Chemical Equilibrium

Hua-Qi HUANG,Rong-Bin HUANG*()   

  • Published:2016-09-30
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The drawbacks in interpreting the chemical equilibrium in current general chemistry textbooks were discussed. An easy-understood introduction of chemical isothermoequation of several types of reactions was proposed. Reversible and irreversible reactions, reversible and irreversible processes, and complete and incomplete reactions were distinguished, respectively.

Key words: Thermodynamics, Chemical equilibrium, Reversible reaction, Reversible process, Complete reaction