## k1 prime or k-1

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

Josephine Lu 4L
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### k1 prime or k-1

in writing rate constants, do we write "k1 prime" or "k-1"? I've seen both be used in various hw problems, so are they interchangeable?

Marina Gollas 1A
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### Re: k1 prime or k-1

They both mean the same thing I believe. "K-1" is "K1prime", so I would assume that they can be used interchangeably.
Also, K-1 does not mean K subtract 1, in case that was a thought. :)