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Rate constant for large equilibrium constant

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:28 am
by Samantha Jimenez 4k
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?

Re: Rate constant for large equilibrium constant

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:45 am
by timothy_ho_4B
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.