## Forward/Reverse reaction rates

$K = \frac{k_{forward}}{k_{reverse}}$

Kaitlin Ross 3E
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### Forward/Reverse reaction rates

On page 72 in the course reader, for the example given its says to assume that A+B<-->C+D is an elementary 2nd order reaction. Should we always assume that chemical reactions with a forward and reverse process are 2nd order reactions?

VinayK 2B
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### Re: Forward/Reverse reaction rates

No, as far as I'm aware, that was only used for the sake of an example. In most situations, you'll probably be given the order of the reaction.