## does k change if rxn is multiplied?

aisteles1G
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### does k change if rxn is multiplied?

If you find the rate constant on a table but the rxn you have is multiplied by 2 of the table rxn, would you mulitply the Kr (rate constant) by 2, or raise it to the 2 power? Or is Kr independent of the reaction?

Shubham Rai 2C
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### Re: does k change if rxn is multiplied?

The Kr shouldn't really change as when you multiply the rxn, both the reactants and products will be affected and should cancel the multiplication.

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### Re: does k change if rxn is multiplied?

it shouldn't change when rxn is multiplied

Erin Kim 2G
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### Re: does k change if rxn is multiplied?

k should not change even if the coefficients are changed.

Sean Reyes 1J
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### Re: does k change if rxn is multiplied?

Because k represents the rate constant, the value of k will never change for a unique reaction. That is to say, k itself will stay stagnant for that particular reaction. "Multiplying the table" by a factor of two would just change the concentration of the reactants, which would change the rate of the reaction, but not the rate constant.

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### Re: does k change if rxn is multiplied?

k is a constant for the equation so it should not change if the rxn is multiplied

kamalkolluri
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### Re: does k change if rxn is multiplied?

k doesn't change because it is the same value for the equation.