Overall Order

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Joonsoo Kim 4L
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Overall Order

Postby Joonsoo Kim 4L » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:43 pm

What is the significance of determining the overall order of a reaction if it doesn't help you understand the individual orders or rate?

alanaarchbold
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Re: Overall Order

Postby alanaarchbold » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:58 pm

It helps for when you're finding the units for k because the units are M^(1-n) x t^-1 where n is the overall order

Kevin ODonnell 2B
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Re: Overall Order

Postby Kevin ODonnell 2B » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:59 pm

Good question. The only thing I can think of is it would tell you the units of the equation as seen in the table below.
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Dhwani Krishnan 1G
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Re: Overall Order

Postby Dhwani Krishnan 1G » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:00 pm

you can use it to determine how the overall rate will change with a change in reactant concentration

Adrienne_4F
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Re: Overall Order

Postby Adrienne_4F » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:43 am

The overall order can help us determine the units of K and figure out which order reaction equation we should use.

Nghi Nguyen 2L
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Re: Overall Order

Postby Nghi Nguyen 2L » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:36 pm

you really just use it to determine K and its units


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