Rate constant for large equilibrium constant


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Rate constant for large equilibrium constant

Postby Samantha Jimenez 4k » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:28 am

For a reaction with a very large equilibrium constant, would the rate constant of the forward reaction be much larger than the rate constant of the reverse reaction?

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Re: Rate constant for large equilibrium constant

Postby timothy_ho_4B » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:45 am

Yes, because the equilibrium constant equals the rate of the forward reaction over the rate of the reverse reaction, so if the equilibrium constant is very large, then that implies that the rate of the forward reaction is much greater than the rate of the reverse reaction.


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