We are being asked to determine which direction for the reaction would the rate constant be larger
Recall that the rate constant or reaction rate is the proportionality constant that relates the rate of the reaction to the concentration of reactants.
Suppose you could measure the rate constants for both the forward and reverse reactions of the process in Figure 14.16. In which direction would the rate constant be larger?
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