## rate constant

Hannah_1G
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### rate constant

What is the kr constant? The book just explains it as a proportion of the initial rate of consumption? I am having a hard time understanding this concept.

Ryan Yee 1J
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### Re: rate constant

It seems to just be a difference in notation (at least, thats what I got from page 600). Take kr to be equal to k.

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### Re: rate constant

I believe they're trying to differentiate this k from the equilibrium constant K.

In this case, kr is the k we mean in the rate of reaction (rate = k[Reactant]^n)