# Study of Successive First-Order Reversible Reactions

Study of Successive First-Order Reversible Reactions

The following successive first-order reactions are considered: . For simplicity, assume that all forward and backward rate constants are equal to and , respectively. The Demonstration displays the steady state solution for all species as well as the transient behavior only for species such that , for clarity of the plot.

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1

k

12

⇌

k

21

2

k

23

⇌

k

32

3

k

34

⇌

k

43

k

n-1n

⇌

k

nn-1

n

k

f

k

r

i

i≡1(mod4)