We are asked what can you say about the relative concentrations of A and B at equilibrium.
Chemical equilibrium is the state of a reversible reaction where the rate of the forward reaction equals the rate of the reverse reaction.
We are given the following rate constants:
For the simple reaction, A ⇌ B, if the forward rate constant k1 is 100 s−1 and the backward rate constant k−1 is 0.01 s−1, what can you say about the relative concentrations of A and B at equilibrium.
A. The concentration of B is much greater than that of A.
B. The concentration of A is much greater than that of B.
C. The concentrations of A and B will be exactly equal.
D. It depends on the initial concentration of A.
E. It depends on the initial concentrations of A and B.
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