catalyst and equilibrium constant

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Noh_Jasmine_1J
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catalyst and equilibrium constant

Postby Noh_Jasmine_1J » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:22 pm

if a catalyst affects the rate constant and rate constants of forward and reverse reactions can be used to find equilibrium constant then why does the catalyst not affect the equilibrium constant?

Jesse Kuehn 1B
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Re: catalyst and equilibrium constant

Postby Jesse Kuehn 1B » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:02 pm

Its because the catalyst affects each rate constant proportionally, the forward and reverse rate will increase proportionally which will not change the equilibrium constant

Noah Fox 1E
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Re: catalyst and equilibrium constant

Postby Noah Fox 1E » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:54 pm

Don't we also have to keep the catalysts saturated with reactants? Or am I misrembering it.


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