## 15.3 c

Meghna2A
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### 15.3 c

What do they mean by unique rate of the reaction? Can someone define this for me, cause all I got was the numerical value of rate of O2 formation in the solutions manual.

ClaireHW
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### Re: 15.3 c

The unique rate for the reaction aA + bB -> cC + dD is -(1/a)(delta [A]/delta t) = -(1/b)(delta [B]/delta t) = (1/c)(delta [C]/delta t) = (1/d)(delta [D]/delta t)
Dr. Lavelle explained it in the first kinetics lecture, but didn't explicitly call it the unique rate law.

Hope that helps!

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Cristina Sarmiento 1E
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### Re: 15.3 c

The unique rate of reaction is the general rate of (for example) $\frac{-1}{a} \frac{\Delta [A]}{\Delta t} = \frac{1}{b}\frac{\Delta [B]}{\Delta t}$
when $A \rightarrow B$
This rate of reaction takes into account the coefficients of the reaction.