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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.