« on: 27/06/2020 19:15:42 »
What are the inputs needed to be able to convert the specificity constant into moles per second converted?
That depends on the rate law.
In some cases, rate = k[A]
In some cases, rate = k[A][ B]
In some cases, rate = k[A]2
In some cases, rate = k[A]1/2
(this is not an exhaustive list)
There isn't a way to derive this unless you know the actual mechanism of the rate-limiting step of the reaction (and sometimes information about bits that come before the rate limiting step is also needed). Typically these rate laws are determined experimentally. If the rate law has already been worked out by someone else, and you want to know the rate law, the units of k will tell you which form the rate law has.