Page 1 of 1

Rate Constant

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:04 pm
by William Lan 2l
What exactly is the rate constant? What does K tell us?

Re: Rate Constant

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:18 pm
by Eli Aminpour 2K
Its a proportionality constant for the concentration of a reactant to the rate of reaction

Re: Rate Constant

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:20 pm
by Jessica Benitez 1K
The rate constant k can be seen as the proportionality constant that relates the rate of the reaction to the product of the concentrations of the reactants. An example of the equation would be: rate=k[A]^n[B]^m

Re: Rate Constant  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:38 pm
by Garret G 2F
This Bozeman science video does a really great job of explaining exactly what a rate constant is in terms of the rate law: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOSRn0jPbTk