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Proved the equilibrium formula

  1. Apr 27, 2004 #1
    In my general chemistry class, my professor proved the equilibrium formula:

    Keq = ([C]c[D]d)/([A]ab)

    However, I lost my notes :frown:; hopefully someone can help derive it for me. Thanks.
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  3. Apr 27, 2004 #2
  4. Apr 28, 2004 #3
    it's not proved in my book
  5. Apr 28, 2004 #4
    Write Law of mass action for forward and backward rxn

    At equilibrium rate of forward rxn= rate of backward rxn
    And [tex] K_{eq} = \frac{k_f}{k_b}[/tex]

    Where kf & kb represent the rate constant for fwd & bkw rxn
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