equilibrium constant


: a number that expresses the relationship between the amounts of products and reactants present at equilibrium in a reversible chemical reaction at a given temperature

Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of equilibrium constant was in 1929

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“Equilibrium constant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equilibrium%20constant. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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