## K constant

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

Jonathan Enciso 1C
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### K constant

If a step's K constant is greater than the other step's k constant, does that mean the former is the fast step and the latter is the slow step?

Hao 1I
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### Re: K constant

The larger the k value, the faster the rate of the reaction. Consider, Rate = k [A] for first order reactions.

Eric_pierce_3E
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### Re: K constant

Thanks for the explanation!