Equilibrium constant

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Harsha 1J
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Equilibrium constant

Postby Harsha 1J » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:57 pm

What does the equilibrium constant equal to for a multi-step reaction?

Jaewoo Jo 2L
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Re: Equilibrium constant

Postby Jaewoo Jo 2L » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:00 am

k is equal to k/k'

Lily Guo 1D
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Re: Equilibrium constant

Postby Lily Guo 1D » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:19 am

K = k/k' where k' is the rate constant for a reaction's reverse form.

Jason Liu 1C
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Re: Equilibrium constant

Postby Jason Liu 1C » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:29 am

For a multistep reaction, you just multiply the rate constants of each forward reaction and divide it by the product of the rate constants of each reverse reaction. So K = (k1 x k2)/(k'1 x k'2)


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