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

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

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

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]

Both will be accepted.