## 15.55 a

Meghna2A
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### 15.55 a

(a) For a reaction with a very large equilibrium constant, the rate constant of
the forward reaction is much larger than the rate constant of the reverse reaction. Why?

rkusampudi
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### Re: 15.55 a

A large equilibrium constant means that the products are favored.

Deborah Cheng 1F
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### Re: 15.55 a

K>1 means that products are favored, K<1 means the reactants are favored. Rate constant and equilibrium constant are proportional so when the equilibrium constant is large, rate constant of forward reaction is also large.

ConnorThomas2E
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### Re: 15.55 a

As said before, the rate constant is always proportional to K. Therefore, when K is very large, meaning the products are favored, you will have a large rate constant.