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EQUILIBRIUM CONSTANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does equilibrium constant mean? 

EQUILIBRIUM CONSTANT (noun)
  The noun EQUILIBRIUM CONSTANT has 1 sense:

1. (chemistry) the ratio of concentrations when equilibrium is reached in a reversible reaction (when the rate of the forward reaction equals the rate of the reverse reaction)

  Familiarity information: EQUILIBRIUM CONSTANT used as a noun is very rare.


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EQUILIBRIUM CONSTANT (noun)


Sense 1equilibrium constant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(chemistry) the ratio of concentrations when equilibrium is reached in a reversible reaction (when the rate of the forward reaction equals the rate of the reverse reaction)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Hypernyms ("equilibrium constant" is a kind of...):

constant (a number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context)

Domain category:

chemical science; chemistry (the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "equilibrium constant"):

dissociation constant (the equilibrium constant for a reversible dissociation)


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