We're asked to determine the equilibrium constant, K of the overall reaction given that the equilibrium constants for the two reactions (individual steps) are K1 and K2.
Recall that using Hess’s Law, we can calculate the equilibrium constant, K of an overall reaction which is the sum of individual steps.
If two reactions sum to an overall reaction, and the equilibrium constants for the two reactions are K1 and K2, what is the equilibrium constant for the overall reaction?
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