## K and K'

Gabriela Carrillo 1B
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### K and K'

Is the relationship between k and k': k=1/k' ?

Nora 1F
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### Re: K and K'

I believe that they're related through the equilibrium constant, so that K = k/k'. Stated differently, k = (K)(k')

Chew 2H
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### Re: K and K'

is there a way to numerically calculate k' from k without knowing the K?
Last edited by Chew 2H on Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Jiun Yue Chung 2I
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### Re: K and K'

k' (rate constant prime) is simply the 'reverse' of k (the rate constant). This means that k' is the rate constant for the reaction of products going back to the reactants.

Renee Delamater 2H
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### Re: K and K'

I don't think there is a way to numerically calculate k' from k without knowing the K because K is always involved in the equation K=k/k'