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Unformatted text preview: backward rate between each pair of species. Some consequences of the principle of detailed balance I. Some reaction mechanisms cannot exist in Nature Here is an example of a mechanism that does not exist: To see why let us introduce the rates k ­1, k ­2, k ­3, for the processes B →A, C→B, A→C. These are all equal to zero (or are very small) according to the scheme above. Now let us write the principle of detailed balance for the pairs (A, B) and (B,C): k ­1/k1 = K1 ­1 = exp((µB0  ­ µA0)/RT) k ­2/k2 =...
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