In our previous studies of systems with multiple chemical equilibria we examined sensitivity coefficients ∂nk/∂Y, where nk, is the equilibrium amount of the kth chemical species, and Y is a parameter influencing the equilibrium. The chemical transformations in the system are described by means of stoichiometrically independent reactions (SIRs). It was shown that the sensitivity coefficients can be expressed in terms of contributions associated with so-called Hessian response equilibria (HEQs). We now prove some fundamental properties of HEQs, among which are the following: 1. The HEQs are independent of the choice of SIRs. 2. The number of linearly independent HEQs is equal to the number of SIRs.
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