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Consider a process represented by the following equation:

$$\text{Reactants} \rightleftarrows \text{Products}$$

Assume that the system initially contains only the reactants.

The four sentences below each describe something about this system.

Identify the one that is FALSE.


The forward reaction starts at a high rate and then slows down over time.


The reverse reaction starts at a rate of 0 but speeds up over time.


Eventually, the forward reaction has slowed enough, and the reverse reaction has sped up to the point that their rates are equal.


Once the forward and reverse rates have equalized, the system will contain equal quantities of reactants and products.

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