If a reaction is reversible, what would the rate law look like?

Asked by  | 27th Nov, 2012, 06:16: AM

Expert Answer:

The net rate of formation of any species is equal to its rate of formation in the forward reaction plus its rate of formation in the reverse reaction:

ratenet = rateforward + ratereverse

At equilibrium, ratenet0 and the rate law must reduce to an equation that is thermodynamically consistent with the equilibrium constant for the reaction.

Answered by  | 27th Nov, 2012, 09:57: AM

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