For the equilibrium reaction X + y -> XY, the rate of the forward reaction at equilibrium is equal to 1.75 sec^(-1). What is the rate of the reverse reaction?
Based on the Law of Mass action, at Equilibrium the rate of the forward reaction equals the rate of the reverse reaction.
For the listed hypothetical reaction
Rate (fwd) =
Rate (rev) =
By the 'Law of Mass Action' ...
Rate(fwd) = Rate(rev)
=> The 'Constant' is defined as the Rxn Equilibrium Constant