pseudo rate laws


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Marni Kahn 1A
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pseudo rate laws

Postby Marni Kahn 1A » Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:06 pm

when writing a pseudo rate law, why is the rate constant k denoted as k'(k prime)?

Nicholas Chin 1G
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Re: pseudo rate laws

Postby Nicholas Chin 1G » Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:53 pm

I think it's just to note that it's not the original k that you're dealing with: it includes other constants.

Tai Metzger 3K
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Re: pseudo rate laws

Postby Tai Metzger 3K » Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:13 pm

It is to denote that it is not the same k as the k in the overall rate law. I hope this helps!

Ryan Chang 1C
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Re: pseudo rate laws

Postby Ryan Chang 1C » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:19 pm

It is a way of note that you are finding/using a different k value. I've also seen different k values expressed in other terms such as k2, where the original k value is expressed as k1.

Charlene Datu 2E
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Re: pseudo rate laws

Postby Charlene Datu 2E » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:21 pm

The rate constant k is denoted as a k prime to indicate that it's inclusive of the other rate constants from other steps (i.e. k1, k2, etc)

Minh Ngo 4G
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Re: pseudo rate laws

Postby Minh Ngo 4G » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:42 pm

To differentiate with the actual rate constant


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