## General rate Law

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

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### General rate Law

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

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.