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Rate constants at equilibrium

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:27 am
by Samantha Jimenez 4k
At equilibrium, would the rate constants of the forward and reverse reactions be equal?

Re: Rate constants at equilibrium

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:29 am
by taline_n
no, although K=k1/k1' that doesn't mean that k1=k1'

Re: Rate constants at equilibrium

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:55 am
by Ray Huang 1G
Nope forward and backwards are different. K = k1/k2. If k1 = k2 K would always = 1.

Re: Rate constants at equilibrium

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:02 am
by Desiree1G
No it depends on your Big K = to small k 1 over small k -1.

Re: Rate constants at equilibrium

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:24 pm
by riddhiduggal
no, it is dependent on the K

Re: Rate constants at equilibrium

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:05 pm
by taywebb
The actual rates would be equal, but not the rate constants