## Determining Slow Step

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

Eliza_Beglari_2L
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### Determining Slow Step

When comparing the K of two different reactions, does the larger K mean a faster or slower reaction?

Pauline Tze 3B
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### Re: Determining Slow Step

Hi Eliza,

If you're referring to K as in the equilibrium constant, the larger K indicates that the reaction favors products.
If you're referring to k (lower case) as in the reaction rate constant, the larger k does mean the reaction is faster.