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J. W. Hill, R. H. Petrucci, T. W. McCreary, & S. S. Perry General Chemistry, 4th edition.

Review Question 14.6.

Describe how the equilibrium constant for an overall reaction is related to the equilibrium constants for the individual reactions that yield the overall reaction.




Answer:

The Law of Multiple Equilibria states that when reactions are added, the corresponding equilibrium constants are multiplied. Thus, individual reactions are added to give the net reaction and the equilibrium constants of the individual reactions are multiplied to give the equilibrium constant for the net reaction.