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### k versus k prime

Posted: 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?

### Re: k versus k prime

Posted: 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.

### Re: k versus k prime

Posted: 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

### Re: k versus k prime

Posted: 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

### Re: k versus k prime

Posted: 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.

### Re: k versus k prime

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:37 am
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
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?