Slopes of the orders


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BeejenPatel_1B
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Slopes of the orders

Postby BeejenPatel_1B » Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:03 pm

Can there ever be a slope of 0? So the slope would just be --- instead of \ or /

Cindy Chen_2I
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Re: Slopes of the orders

Postby Cindy Chen_2I » Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:33 pm

The slope would be 0 when the concentration of something remain constant. So that would either mean this reaction is not occurring or that the system has reached equilibrium.

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Re: Slopes of the orders

Postby Cindy Chen_2I » Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:36 pm

And I was assuming you mean when we plot concentration against time. If the reaction is a zero-order reaction, the slope of rate against time can also be 0.


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