# chem

1) Does a fire burning in a fireplace represent an equilibrium situation? Why or why not?

2) Does the following represent a equilibrium situation? Liquid mercury and mercury vapour are found in a thermometer.

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1. 1. No, because gases are not contained; i.e., they are exiting through the chimney.

2. Yes, the Hg vapor and Hg liquid are confined.

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