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`Q_(10) = ( k_2 / k_1 )^(10/( t_2 - t_1 ))`

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The **Coefficient, Q _{10}** calculator computes the unitless measure of the rate of change of a biological or chemical process as a consequence of increasing the system's temperature by 10 C.

**INSTRUCTIONS:** Choose units and enter the following:

- (
**t**) Higher temperature_{2} - (
**t**) Lower temperature_{1} - (
**k**) Metabolic rate at t_{2}_{2} - (
**k**) Metabolic rate at t_{1}_{1}

**Q10 Coefficient (Q _{10}):** The ratio is computed and returned as a unitless real number.

This Q_{10} coefficient is used to represent nerve conduction velocity and the contraction velocity of muscle fibers. This Q_{10} coefficient is also used to measure the rate of change of chemical reactions. The formula for Q10 coefficient is:

`Q_(10) = (k_2/k_1)^(10/(t2-t1))`

where:

- Q
_{10}= 10 C temperature driven chemical or biological process rate of change - t
_{2}= Higher Temperature - t
_{1}= Lower Temperature - k
_{1}= Metabolic Rate at Higher Temperature - k
_{2}= Metabolic Rate at Lower Temperature