Rate Constant K


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Shannon Asay 1C
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Rate Constant K

Postby Shannon Asay 1C » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:27 pm

What are the differences between the rate constants, k, k', and K?

Ally Huang- 1F
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Re: Rate Constant K

Postby Ally Huang- 1F » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:49 pm

k is the rate constant for the forward reaction. k' is the rate constant for the reverse reaction and K is the equilibrium constant.

Adriana_4F
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Re: Rate Constant K

Postby Adriana_4F » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:11 am

On the final make sure not to confuse k and K! K is the equilibrium constant and k is the rate constant.

Zoe Gleason 4F
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Re: Rate Constant K

Postby Zoe Gleason 4F » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:14 am

k is the rate constant of the forward reaction, while k' is the rate constant of the reverse reaction. K is the equilibrium value.

Caroline Beecher 2H
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Re: Rate Constant K

Postby Caroline Beecher 2H » Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:11 pm

I was also confused on this! k is the rate constant, while k' is the rate constant for the reverse reaction. On the other hand, K (capital) is the equilibrium constant, from earlier in the quarter.


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