## Net rate of formation of products

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

Yea Eun Lee 1H
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### Net rate of formation of products

For the net rate of formation of products, is it rate of formation - rate of consumption or rate of consumption - rate of formation (or does this even matter at all?)

Samantha Joseph 1F
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### Re: Net rate of formation of products

In other words, the net rate of formation of a species is its forward rate of formation plus its reverse rate of formation.

Angel R Morales Dis1G
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### Re: Net rate of formation of products

The net rate of formation is the rate of the slow step without any intermediates; so you would have to use k/k' to replace it and so on. Your final step should never have intermediates in it.