what does the arrow in a chemical equation mean?

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 58
  1. If it is one sided arrow (like this --->), it separates the reactants on the left from the products on the right. If it is a double headed arrow it means the system is at equilibrium(or is at least in the process of reaching equilibrium). (<--->).

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. Chemistry

    2. The reaction can be described in words as follows: aluminum sulfate reacted with ammonium hydroxide forming the insoluble product or precipitate, aluminum hydroxide and the water-soluble ammonium sulfate. The chemical equation

    asked by Jerry on June 24, 2018
  2. Chemistry (Check)

    Classify each of these statements as always true, sometimes true, or never true. __ST___13.In an equation, a substance is shown to be in the gaseous state by placing an upward-pointing arrow after its formula. ___ST___14. Atoms

    asked by Dennis on March 13, 2007
  3. Chemistry

    Completion Stuck on number 7 & 11 on my homewowrk 7)An Equation must never be balanced by changing the _______ in the chemical formula of a substance. 11)If a _______ is used to increases the rate of a chemical reaction its

    asked by Chris on March 19, 2007
  4. Algebra

    an arrow is shot straight up from a cliff 58.8 meters above the ground with an initial velocity of 49 meters per second a. write an equation that represents this situation b. Transform the equation to the format that can most

    asked by Jabari on March 19, 2017
  5. algebra

    An archer releases an arrow from a shoulder height of 1.39 m. When the arrow hits the target 18 m away, it hits point A. When the target is removed, the arrow lands 45 m away. Find the maximum height of the arrow along its

    asked by shannon on November 5, 2013
  6. coefficient

    test using the lead coefficient to find out if y arrow oo, or y arrow-oo as x arrow -oo y=-5x^3+4x^2+6x-7 n is odd -5x^3 an

    asked by Gabe on April 3, 2008
  7. physics

    An arrow is short vertically upward with an initial speed of 25m/s. When it's exactly halfway to the top of its flight, a second arrow is launched vertically upward from the same spot. The second arrow reaches the first arrow just

    asked by Mary on February 18, 2011
  8. Math

    The equation h=-16t^2+112t gives the height of an arrow, shot upward from the ground with an initial velocity of 112ft/s,where t is the time after the arrow leaves the ground. Find the time it takes for the arrow to reach a height

    asked by Audrey on June 9, 2007
  9. physics vectors

    Consider the two vectors A with arrow = 3 i − j and B with arrow = − i − 6 j. Calculate the directions of A with arrow + B with arrow and A with arrow − B with arrow. A with arrow + B with arrow ° (counterclockwise from

    asked by john on August 23, 2016
  10. Chemistry

    True or False? The reaction equation BaCO3(s)-> [Ba]2+ + [CO3]2- represents an acid/base equilibrium system. In the equation, the arrow is suppossed to be a double one with an arrow pointing in each direction.

    asked by Heather on June 2, 2010

More Similar Questions