chemical equilibrium

A balanced condition within a system of chemical reactions. When in chemical equilibrium, substances form and break down at the same rate, and the number of molecules of each substance becomes definite and constant.


Nearby words

  1. chemical element,
  2. chemical energy,
  3. chemical engineer,
  4. chemical engineering,
  5. chemical equation,
  6. chemical evolution,
  7. chemical fingerprint,
  8. chemical mace,
  9. chemical machining,
  10. chemical name

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