## Question 15.87

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

Ishan Saha 1L
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### Question 15.87

this question asks- "Under what conditions can these two mechanisms be distinguished by using kinetic data?" Could someone please explain what this means and what the answer might be? Thanks!

Kaileigh Yang 2I
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### Re: Question 15.87

It is simply asking how, under different conditions such as change in concentration, the reaction mechanism might change. For example, in the book it says that in a dilute solution, kinetic data is not able to distinguish between different mechanisms whereas in a highly concentrated solution, the water concentration will alter the reaction's course.