k versus k prime


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Sanjana Borle 2K
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k versus k prime

Postby Sanjana Borle 2K » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:32 am

I dont conceptually understand the difference between k and k prime. Why does k eq equal k divided by k prime? Is it products over reactants?

MingdaH 3B
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Re: k versus k prime

Postby MingdaH 3B » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:50 am

k' is a constant generally used for the reverse reaction rate. It is similar to the concept of products over reactants, since the equation divides the rate at which products are formed over the rate at which reactants are formed.

Juliana Chopelas 1A
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Re: k versus k prime

Postby Juliana Chopelas 1A » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:23 am

K is the normal rate of a reaction while k prime is the reverse rate of a reaction

KSong_1J
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Re: k versus k prime

Postby KSong_1J » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:23 am

k is the rate constant for the forward reaction, while k prime is the rate constant for the reverse reaction

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Re: k versus k prime

Postby 405268063 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:34 am

Yes, like the previous responders have said, k prime generally refers to the reverse reaction rate and k refers to the forward reaction rate.

Kaylee Clarke 1G
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Re: k versus k prime

Postby Kaylee Clarke 1G » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:37 am

k prime refers to the reverse reaction while k refers to the forward reaction!

Natalie Benitez 1E
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Re: k versus k prime

Postby Natalie Benitez 1E » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:22 pm

Is k and k' related to each other since one is the rate of the forward reaction and the other is the rate of the reverse reaction?


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