Microscopic Reversibility

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Drew Myers 4G
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Microscopic Reversibility

Postby Drew Myers 4G » Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:08 pm

When Lavelle said “microscopic reversibility is being assumed” in regards to the rate constants, k and k’, what does he mean?

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Re: Microscopic Reversibility

Postby Maia_Jackson_2C » Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:55 pm

I think this means that you can assume that the reaction has the same intermediates (same pathway) in the forward and reverse directions.

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Re: Microscopic Reversibility

Postby Jessa Maheras 4F » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:26 pm

He means that the forward and reverse rxns follow the same pathway, this is assumed in order to say k/k’ =K.

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Re: Microscopic Reversibility

Postby Bryan Chen 1H » Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:39 pm

the same pathway both ways

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