## Units for reaction rates

$aR \to bP, Rate = -\frac{1}{a} \frac{d[R]}{dt} = \frac{1}{b}\frac{d[P]}{dt}$

Sammy Toscano 1D
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### Units for reaction rates

In the textbook, it says to choose multiples of units that minimize the powers of 10 shown explicitly. For example, converting from mmol to μmol. Are we expected to do this on quizzes/exams?

Jana Sandhu 3J
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### Re: Units for reaction rates

Judging from past expectations from Dr. Lavelle, I would assume it doesn't matter unless the answer corresponds to sig figs and has accurate units. As in look at sig figs first and adjust units accordingly.