## Reverse rate Laws

Fdonovan 3D
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### Reverse rate Laws

How do we determine rate laws of the reverse reaction from the rate of the forward reaction?

Aiden Metzner 2C
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### Re: Reverse rate Laws

If you are given the K for the forward reaction and the overall K then you can determine the K for the backwards reaction and thus determine the rate for the backwards reaction

Matthew Chan 1B
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### Re: Reverse rate Laws

If you know the K for the forward reaction and if you also have the overall K, you can then determine the reverse K and therefore the rate for the reverse reaction.

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### Re: Reverse rate Laws

^ Yes, also, the overall rate is equal to the forward K / reverse K, so to find the reverse k, you'd have to solve K(reverse)=K(forward)/K(overall).

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