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If two reactions sum to an overall reaction, and the equilibrium constants for the two reactions are K1 and K2, what is the equilibrium constant for the overall reaction?

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If two reactions sum to an overall reaction, and the equilibrium constants for the two reactions are K1 and K2, what is the equilibrium constant for the overall reaction?

K3 = K2 / K3

K3 = 1 / (K1*K2)

K3 = K1 / K2

K3 = K1*K2
asked Feb 20, 2012 in General Chemistry by yoshi ~Expert~ (916 points)
    

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K3 = K1*K2

you would multiply the two together to get the the total equilibrium constant
answered Feb 20, 2012 by Roar3215 ~Expert~ (1,313 points)
selected Feb 20, 2012 by yoshi

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