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k versus k prime

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:32 am
by Sanjana Borle 2K
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?

Re: k versus k prime

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:50 am
by MingdaH 3B
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.

Re: k versus k prime

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:23 am
by Juliana Chopelas 1A
K is the normal rate of a reaction while k prime is the reverse rate of a reaction

Re: k versus k prime

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:23 am
by KSong_1J
k is the rate constant for the forward reaction, while k prime is the rate constant for the reverse reaction

Re: k versus k prime

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:34 am
by 405268063
Yes, like the previous responders have said, k prime generally refers to the reverse reaction rate and k refers to the forward reaction rate.

Re: k versus k prime

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:37 am
by Kaylee Clarke 1G
k prime refers to the reverse reaction while k refers to the forward reaction!

Re: k versus k prime

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:22 pm
by Natalie Benitez 1E
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?