## k'

$aR \to bP, Rate = -\frac{1}{a} \frac{d[R]}{dt} = \frac{1}{b}\frac{d[P]}{dt}$

Samantha Jimenez 4k
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### k'

so what exactly is k' and how is it used to find the overall k?

VivianaHF2L
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### Re: k'

K' is for the reverse reaction. Just a different direction but still the same concept.

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### Re: k'

k' is the rate constant for the reverse reaction, and the K ( equilibrium constant ) would be equal to k ( forward reaction ) / k' ( reverse reaction )

Catly Do 2E
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### Re: k'

Like the others said k' is the rate constant for the reverse reaction. In addition to applying it to the K=k/k', you can also see k' in elementary reaction rates that are used to find net rate of formation.