Equilibriums or equilibria?


What is the difference between equiribriums and equiribria?

Does it have a complitely same meaning?

asked Oct 18 '13 at 05:29 Korphy New member

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From what I can find they are interchangeable. The plural form of the singular word, equilibrium. Maybe US vs. U.K. English? We would love it if anyone could add to or dispute my findings with evidence. Mine was sourced by an Oxford medical dictionary.

link comment answered Jun 07 '16 at 20:50 Angela Cardozo New member

From latin, equilibria is the plural form of equilibrium.

As English speakears know few latin, they used equilibriums so many times that it is been accepted.

link comment answered Feb 15 at 17:21 Pedro Dias New member

Pardon me, since I do not have the evidence to back up my statement although from experience with latin derived languages and latin past, I can confirm, that Equilibria is the singular form of Equilibrium.

Due to the nature of the word being so compromised in chemistry as Equilibrium requires at the least two atoms to exist for it to be applicable; the word has very little uses, one of them could be when trying to explain different Equilibrium reactions, and therefore trying to distinguish between the conundrum of referring to multiple Equilibrium reactions or a single Equilibria reaction.

link answered Jan 09 at 06:56 Ricardo paixao New member

This answer makes no sense, and adds no value.Equilibria is not the singular form of equilibrium.

Pedro DiasFeb 15 at 17:24

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