Dependence on Concentration

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Amanda Mac 1C
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Dependence on Concentration

Postby Amanda Mac 1C » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:41 am

So I know that the rate constant and equilibrium constant both depend on the concentrations, but what is the relationship between the two besides that? If we have one, can we calculate the other?

Sean Monji 2B
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Re: Dependence on Concentration

Postby Sean Monji 2B » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:45 am

Other than that, they aren't really related. The equilibrium constant is just the ratio of which products and reactants will be when the reaction is at equilibrium. The rate constant affects how fast the reaction will occur based on the concentrations of the reaction (depending on the order of the reaction).
Also, to be able to use the equilibrium constant, the reaction is at equilibrium, meaning there is no net change in concentrations of reactant and product, meaning the net rate of the reaction is zero.

Austin Ho 1E
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Re: Dependence on Concentration

Postby Austin Ho 1E » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:15 am

As stated above, I believe that there isn't really much of a strong relation between the two. Besides the fact they use the letter k and are constants, they relate two different things.

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