Reaction order


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Brian Huynh 3D
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Reaction order

Postby Brian Huynh 3D » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:30 pm

Is it possible for a reaction to have an order greater than 2?

sophianguyen_1N
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Re: Reaction order

Postby sophianguyen_1N » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:59 pm

Yes it is! There are reactions where the values for n or m are two or greater.

Sarah_Heesacker_3B
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Re: Reaction order

Postby Sarah_Heesacker_3B » Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:06 pm

It is possible, but as Dr. Lavelle mentioned today it is very rare because a 3rd or 4th order reaction, for example, would require 3 or 4 molecules all to collide at the exact same time. This is why the 1st and 2nd order reactions are the most common.

K Phelan 3D
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Re: Reaction order

Postby K Phelan 3D » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:32 pm

Will someone go over again what it means for a reaction to be zero vs first vs second order? I don't fully understand what order means, I only know how to find it.


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