Equilibrium


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Kawsar Nasir 3k
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Equilibrium

Postby Kawsar Nasir 3k » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:33 am

Is pseudo equilibrium the same thing as pre equilibrium? If not, what's the difference?

Richmund Tan 1L
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Re: Equilibrium

Postby Richmund Tan 1L » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:41 am

Pseudo equilibrium can be regarded as 'false equilibrium'. In other words, pseudo equilibrium involves intermediates, while the true equilibrium will put the rate constant in terms of the true products and reactants.
Pre equilibrium is a method which we use to determine a reaction mechanism. The approach does in fact involve pseudo equilibrium, but we cannot equate the two terms.


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