pseudo rate reactions

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pseudo rate reactions

Postby Emily Tam 1k » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:28 pm

is the kprime in pseudo rate reactions the same as the kprime in reaction mechanisms in that it equals the reverse reaction?

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Re: pseudo rate reactions

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:31 pm

Not quite, because k1' can represent the rate constant of the reverse reaction for step 1 in a mechanism. But, k' in pseudo rate kinetics often will be equal to k*[some reactant]. :)

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Re: pseudo rate reactions

Postby Andrew Bennecke » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:39 pm

Not really, the k' in the pseudo rate laws act as the original k, but under different conditions, generally the changing of the order of the reaction by having an excess of one reactant.

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