Integrated vs. Differential Rate Laws


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Alexis Kupka 1H
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Integrated vs. Differential Rate Laws

Postby Alexis Kupka 1H » Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:56 pm

How do you know when to use the differential rate law as opposed to the integrated rate law?

KVu 3G
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Re: Integrated vs. Differential Rate Laws

Postby KVu 3G » Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:47 pm

I believe you can use an integrated rate law to solve for initial concentration if you aren't already given it. You can also use the integrated rate law to draw a graph which tells you the order of the reaction. For example, if the graph of ln[A] vs. t is a straight line, you know you have a first order reaction.


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