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Thread #59418   Message #3787159
Posted By: Rapparee
25-Apr-16 - 10:09 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Not so! For example, water has the inverse recombination reaction of \

H3O- -> 2H2O with a diffusion controlled reaction rate constant of 1.3 x 1011 M−1 s−1 at room temperature. This, of course, assumes pure water and ignores such things as isotope effects (deuterium oxide, D2O, self-ionizes less than "regular" water, for example).

Thus even state change (water can change to steam and back again, for instance) isn't final.