# rate constant

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## rate constant

[′rāt ‚kän·stənt]
(physical chemistry)
Numerical constant in a rate-of-reaction equation; for example, rA = kC aA C bB C cC, where CA ,CB , and CC are reactant concentrations, k is the rate constant (specific reaction rate constant), and a, b, and c are empirical constants.
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As shown in Table-2, the rate constant (kr1 and kr2) of pseudo-first order and pseudo-second order models are proportional to the amount of cross-linker used indicating the increase in swelling rate with increase in amount of cross-linker.
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The rate constant for the diffusion process, kd, is proportional to the drug release rate during the burst release stage.
Rate constants k ([min.sup.-1]) for each of the frying temperatures and activation energies [E.sub.a] (KJ/mol) for each of the frying treatments were determined.
In existing mathematical models in Table 1, X is the biomass concentration, [mu] the microbial specific growth rate constant, [gamma] stationary constant, [k.sub.d] death or biomass degradation constant, and [X.sub.m] the maximum biomass concentration.
The reactions of phosphate bis-ester were strappingly catalysed at different concentrations of CTABr at which pseudo first order rate constants were obtained.
Where, k is the reaction rate constant, R is the gas constant, T is temperature, A is Arrhenius constant and E or [E.sub.A] is activation energy.

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