How could we be sure that one certain reaction in equilibrium is dynamic? Since there would be no visible change in vessel, which property of the reaction would provide a proof besides color? Which laboratory technique could be used?

  • $\begingroup$ Since during static equilibrium neither macroscopic nor microscopic particle are change and in dynamic equilibrium the macroscopic particles don't change but the microscopic do so a device which can measure properties at a microscopic level can detect if something is in dynamic or static equilibrium. For a chemical reaction you can observe with a microscope wether is there is any movement between the reactants and the products. Or a spectroscope may be used since the amount of energy released during may emit light at lower or higher wavelengths that our eyes can perceive. $\endgroup$ – Agyey Arya Apr 14 '15 at 18:38
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ I don't get it - equilibrium of reaction is always dynamic - static would mean there's no reaction. $\endgroup$ – Mithoron Apr 14 '15 at 18:48
  • $\begingroup$ Mmmmmmm, this seems too much like a comment to me. The main Q you should be answering is what's the difference between dynamic and static equilibrium?, while instead of elaborating on that part you only add a mere sentence and then add some irrelevant info. $\endgroup$ – M.A.R. ಠ_ಠ Apr 14 '15 at 19:09

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.