dynamic equilibrium


dynamic equilibrium
A self-establishing state in which the concentrations of reactantA substance consumed by a chemical reaction. and productA substance produced by a chemical reaction. species remains constant forever; called dynamic because it is reached when opposing processes occur at the same rate; if a change in conditions causes a system not to be at equilibriumA state in which no net change is occurring, that is, in which the concentrations of reactants and products remain constant; chemical equilibrium is characterized by forward and reverse reactions occurring at the same rate., the system will return to equilibrium in a way that partially counteracts the change in conditions.