## k

Sophia Dinh 1D
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### k

why does the temperature change k?

Andrew Pfeiffer 2E
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### Re: k

From a kinetics standpoint, temperature changes K because temperature affects the forward and reverse rates of the reaction. This is because K=k/k’ where lowercase k is a rate constant. When the temperature is changed, the rate constant is affected. Therefore, K changes with temperature.

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### Re: k

specifically, if temperature increases, then so does the rate constant. If temperature decreases, the rate constant decreases as well. In short, there is a direct relationship between temperature and the rate constant.

Gurmukhi Bevli 4G
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### Re: k

Temperature affects the forward and reverse reaction rates, which subsequently affects the rate constant (for K=k/k’ and k = rate constant). So when temperature changes, the rate constant, (and K) also changes.

Nicoli Peiris 1B
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### Re: k

K is temperature dependent. If temperature changes, the rate of the reaction changes which affects K.