# Problem: At a given temperature, the elementary reaction A → B in the forward direction is first order in A with a rate constant of 1.60*102 s-1. The reverse reaction is first order in B and the rate constant is 9.30*10-2 s-1What is the value of the equilibrium constant for the reaction A ⇌ B at this temperature?What is the value of equilibrium constant for the reaction B ⇌ A at this temperature?

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Recall that the equilibrium constant can be expressed as a ratio of the forward and reverse rate constants

$\overline{){\mathbf{K}}{\mathbf{=}}\frac{{\mathbf{k}}_{\mathbf{1}}}{{\mathbf{k}}_{\mathbf{-}\mathbf{1}}}}$

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At a given temperature, the elementary reaction A → B in the forward direction is first order in A with a rate constant of 1.60*102 s-1. The reverse reaction is first order in B and the rate constant is 9.30*10-2 s-1

What is the value of the equilibrium constant for the reaction A ⇌ B at this temperature?
What is the value of equilibrium constant for the reaction B ⇌ A at this temperature?

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