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Explain in quantitative terms the circumstances under which the following reaction can proceed. What would the...

Explain in quantitative terms the

circumstances under which the following

reaction can proceed.

What would the ratio of [product] to [reactant] have to be

for the reaction to proceed spontaneously?

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Citrate

isocitrate



G'

° = +13.3 kJ/mol

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Citrate --------> isocitrate

\DeltaG = -RTlnKeq

13300 = -8.314*298*2.303logKeq

logKeq   = -13300/5705.8483

              =-2.331

logKeq   = -2.331

   Keq    = 10-2.331   = 0.00466

   Keq    = [isocitate]/[citrate]

   0.00466 = [isocitate]/[citrate]

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