leaving k or K in derivation of rate of formation of P  [ENDORSED]


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leaving k or K in derivation of rate of formation of P

Postby Abigail Urbina 1K » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:43 pm

We know that equilibrium constant K is equal to k/k'. When we are deriving an expression for the rate of formation of product using the pre-equilbrium approach, can we leave the final answer with K (equilibrium constant), or do we have to simplify K to be k/k'? Will we be marked off points if we leave it as the equilibrium constant?

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Re: leaving k or K in derivation of rate of formation of P  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:50 pm

Both will be accepted.


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