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"N" in Kinetics

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:34 am
by Mona El Masri 1F
What is "N"? What does order of the reactant mean?

Re: "N" in Kinetics

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:12 am
by davidbakalov_lec2_2L
The N refers to the order of the reaction. So a first order reaction, where the N is 1, means that the rate of reaction is directly proportional to the concentration of reactants. r = k[A]^1

Re: "N" in Kinetics

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:20 pm
by LedaKnowles2E
It's usually a lower-case n, though.

Re: "N" in Kinetics

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:16 pm
by katie_sutton1B
Don't forget that n=1 is usually assumed, so it might not be explicitly said.

Re: "N" in Kinetics

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:13 pm
by Aria Soeprono 2F
The order of a reaction also indicates to what extent the concentration has an effect on the rate, as well as which species has the greatest effect.