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Overall Order

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:43 pm
by Joonsoo Kim 4L
What is the significance of determining the overall order of a reaction if it doesn't help you understand the individual orders or rate?

Re: Overall Order

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:58 pm
by alanaarchbold
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

Re: Overall Order

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:59 pm
by Kevin ODonnell 2B
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.

Re: Overall Order

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:00 pm
by Dhwani Krishnan 1G
you can use it to determine how the overall rate will change with a change in reactant concentration

Re: Overall Order

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:43 am
by Adrienne_4F
The overall order can help us determine the units of K and figure out which order reaction equation we should use.

Re: Overall Order

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:36 pm
by Nghi Nguyen 2L
you really just use it to determine K and its units