Reaction rates

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

Glendy Gonzalez 1A
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Reaction rates

When anazyling initial reaction rates, why do we only focus on the reactant concentration?

Emily Duggan 1F
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Re: Reaction rates

because in a reaction initially, all we know are the reactant concentration (since products are forming during the reaction)

Ramya Lakkaraju 1B
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Re: Reaction rates

There are no products at the beginning of a reaction since none of them have been formed yet.

snehabhargava
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Re: Reaction rates

Because at the start there is no products formed so the only concentration you have is the one of the reactants