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## Main Question or Discussion Point

In my textbook there is an example with the following reaction and rate:

C

R

Then the the example claims that the ratio of the rate constants is:

k

How is the denominator of that ratio possible if the forward rate is 2nd order?

I tried using latex for the fractions but the subscripts and superscripts were not working correctly in the fractions.

C

_{6}H_{6}+ 3H_{2}-> C_{6}H_{12}R

_{f}= k_{f}[C_{6}H_{6}][H_{2}]Then the the example claims that the ratio of the rate constants is:

k

_{f}/ k_{r}= [C_{6}H_{12}] / ( [H_{2}]^{3}[C_{6}H_{6}] )How is the denominator of that ratio possible if the forward rate is 2nd order?

I tried using latex for the fractions but the subscripts and superscripts were not working correctly in the fractions.