Determining Slow Step


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Eliza_Beglari_2L
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Determining Slow Step

Postby Eliza_Beglari_2L » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:31 pm

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

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Re: Determining Slow Step

Postby Pauline Tze 3B » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:35 pm

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.


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