## Elementary Rate Laws

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

Caitlin Dillon 3G
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### Elementary Rate Laws

Why can you take the coefficient before a molecule and include it in the exponent in the rate law for elementary rxns, but you can't do this for first order or second order rxns?