Meaning of k


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Miriam Sheetz 2B
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Meaning of k

Postby Miriam Sheetz 2B » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:01 pm

What is the difference between capital K and lowercase k in the kinetics equations?

Laura Gong 3H
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Re: Meaning of k

Postby Laura Gong 3H » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:02 pm

Lower case k is the rate constant. (units vary)
Upper case K is the equilibrium constant. (no units)

Jonathan Pai 2I
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Re: Meaning of k

Postby Jonathan Pai 2I » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:07 pm

There can be multiple lower case k's depending on how many elementary steps there are.

shouse1f
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Re: Meaning of k

Postby shouse1f » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:32 pm

k is the rate constant and K is the equilibrium constant

Porus_Karwa_2E
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Re: Meaning of k

Postby Porus_Karwa_2E » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:20 pm

k is the rate constant, K is the equilibrium constant


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