For the reaction above the conversion c is defined as:

From the equation (2) for the enantiomeric excess :

one can derive the two following expressions :

Combinig (1) with (3) and (4) equations for [A] and [B] are achieved :

Other equations for [A] and [B] are the following ones :

By combining (7) and (8) one gets an expression for the relative rate constant :

Using the expressions (5) and (6) in expression (9) one finally gets to the equation used in the kinetic resolution applet

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