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Equilibrium constant and rate constant

  1. Feb 27, 2007 #1
    Hi every body,

    I am just asking myself if the two constants K and k have some relations with each other. Could anyone explain more about this?

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  3. Feb 28, 2007 #2
    could you be more specific? Are you talking about Ka, Kb, Kp, Kc or something else?
  4. Mar 2, 2007 #3
    Ha, I failed to notice one is capitalized (K) and the other is not(k)! (im going blind)

    I should then say that the relations seem more than obvious.
  5. Mar 3, 2007 #4
    Thank you for your answering me. Anyway, could you please explain a little bit more ?
  6. Apr 17, 2007 #5
    k is a rate constant for kinetics

    K is a ratio of equillibrium compositions

    I think that is what you needed?
  7. Sep 11, 2009 #6
    No, they are different, totally.
  8. Sep 12, 2009 #7
    Equilibrium is where the forward reaction and reverse reaction have the same rate.

    The equilibrium constant will be equal to the ratio of the rate constants.

    Is that what you were looking for?
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