## Unique Average Rates

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

Emily Warda 2L
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### Unique Average Rates

When is the unique average rate most useful? And will it always be specifically asked for or should we know instances when to use it and when not to use it?

Rebecca Doan 2L
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### Re: Unique Average Rates

I think the unique average rate is just specific to the question/ reaction you are given. So when they ask for the unique average rate of the reaction, they are talking specifically about that certain reaction with those stoichiometric coefficients. When you calculate the average rate, the coefficient is not taken into the account, so the average rate can be different from the unique rate.