General rate Law

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General rate Law

Postby 104422816 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:57 pm

When do we use the general rate law that has coefficeints -1/a d(a)/dt etc.
I havent run into a problem when we use this so im wondering if I will for hte quiz.

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Re: General rate Law

Postby Chem_Mod » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:00 pm

This is the definition of the rate law but generally you will not use it in a problem. It is useful in when doing experiment in the lab since we can measure dA/dt using a spectrophotometer. Also it is used to derive the integrated rate law.

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