Definition of K prime


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Definition of K prime

Postby 504594108 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:47 pm

What exactly is K prime and when do you use it?

Cat Larcheveque 2E
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Re: Definition of K prime

Postby Cat Larcheveque 2E » Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:52 pm

K prime is the reverse rate constant of the reaction.

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Re: Definition of K prime

Postby Sophia 3F » Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:29 pm

Also, is k prime only equal to k if the reaction is at equilibrium?

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Re: Definition of K prime

Postby Kurtis Lavelle 1k » Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:47 pm

yes. The rate of forward and reverse reaction (k and k prime) are only equal at equilibrium.


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