Does equilibrium constant affect the rate of reaction?

Nov 3, 2015

NO.

Explanation:

There is no direct relationship between the rate of the reaction and the equilibrium constant.

The only factor that affects the equilibrium constant is the temperature.

The general expression of reaction rate is: $R = k {\left[R e a c \tan t\right]}^{n}$ and $k$ here is the rate constant and $\textcolor{red}{N O T}$ the equilibrium constant.

Here is a video that explains in details the reaction rate:

The rate constant depend on temperature as well. Here is a video that further explains the factors that affect the reaction rate: