Devise your own analogy—like the Narnia and Middle Earth analogy in the chapter—to explain chemical equilibrium.
•When a reaction reaches equilibrium, the amounts of reactants and products in the system stay constant
•The forward and reverse reactions still continue because they go at the same rate, the amounts of materials don't change.
•The rates of the forward and reverse reactions are equal at equilibrium but that does not mean the concentrations of reactants and products are equal
•Some reactions reach equilibrium only after almost all the reactant molecules are consumed – we say the position of equilibrium favors the products
•Other reactions reach equilibrium when only a small percentage of the reactant molecules are consumed – we say the position of equilibrium favors the reactants
When Narnians feel overcrowded, some will emigrate
to Middle Earth.