Reverse reaction rate?


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Giselle Littleton 1F
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Reverse reaction rate?

Postby Giselle Littleton 1F » Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:24 pm

How do you find the reverse reaction rate of a reaction?

Alex Chen 2L
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Re: Reverse reaction rate?

Postby Alex Chen 2L » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:21 pm

Assuming you are asking about the question on the final, the forward reaction rate and equilibrium constant was given. You can then use the equation kforward/kreverse = K to solve for the reverse rate constant.

Alice Ma 2K
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Re: Reverse reaction rate?

Postby Alice Ma 2K » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:30 pm

The reverse reaction rate can be found if you know the equilibrium constant and the forward reaction rate. The equilibrium constant is equal to the forward rate divided by the reverse rate.

Aarushi Solanki 4F
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Re: Reverse reaction rate?

Postby Aarushi Solanki 4F » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:44 pm

Because K, the equilibrium constant, is equal to the forward rate divided by the reverse rate, knowing K and the forward rate will give you the reverse rate.

andrewcj 2C
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Re: Reverse reaction rate?

Postby andrewcj 2C » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:47 pm

Look at the rate constants of the forward and reverse reactions. The equilibrium constant K is equivalent to the forward rate constant divided by the reverse rate constant.


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