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1) when a solution is at equilibrium, does it mean that [reactants] = [products]?

2) does it mean that the rate of change of [reactants] = rate of change of [products]?

3) does the rate constant for forward rxn = rate constant for reverse rxn??
 

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1) No
2) Rate of forward and reverve reactions are equal
3) only if it is a zero order reaction
 

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jtank said:
1) when a solution is at equilibrium, does it mean that [reactants] = [products]?

2) does it mean that the rate of change of [reactants] = rate of change of [products]?

3) does the rate constant for forward rxn = rate constant for reverse rxn??
for answer#3; NO, the rate constant K is not the same for the forward and reverse rxn.
 

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One other important tidbit of info is that the rate constant for a forward or reverse reaction is a specific value, and this value would be different under different temperature conditions.