Problem: At a given temperature, the elementary reaction A ⇌ B in the forward direction is first order in A with a rate constant of 2.50 x 10-2 s-1. The reverse reaction is first order in B and the rate constant is 7.50 x 10-2 s-1.a. What is the value of the equilibrium constant for the reaction  A ⇌ B at this temperature?b. What is the value of the equilibrium constant for the reaction  B ⇌ A at this temperature?

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K=KforwardKreverse

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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 2.50 x 10-2 s-1. The reverse reaction is first order in B and the rate constant is 7.50 x 10-2 s-1.

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

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

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