WHat is the unit of k

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Joyce Zhang 2D
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WHat is the unit of k

Postby Joyce Zhang 2D » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:59 pm

What is the unit of k?

Anya_Alag_3J
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Re: WHat is the unit of k

Postby Anya_Alag_3J » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:06 pm

K, the equilibrium constant, does not have a unit -- it is just a number.

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Re: WHat is the unit of k

Postby eric_beraut_2B » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:55 pm

If you are referring to the rate constant, k, the units can be M^(-1)*, s^(-1), or L/(mol*s)

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Re: WHat is the unit of k

Postby Monica Habashy 3A » Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:44 pm

The units of the rate constant vary depending on the reaction order.

Rika Jitosho 2E
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Re: WHat is the unit of k

Postby Rika Jitosho 2E » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:12 pm

The solutions manual for question 15.9 also gives a good explanation of how the units for k, rate constant, can differ depending on which reaction order you are dealing with.


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