## Reaction Rates [ENDORSED]

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

Joanne Guan 1B
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### Reaction Rates

I know that even if a reactant is decreasing, we should write the rate as positive. Why do we want to work with positive reaction rates?

Jessica Patzlaff 1A
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### Re: Reaction Rates

I believe we write the rate as positive because products are being formed meaning the reaction is proceeding forward.

Kayla Tchorz-Dis 1F
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### Re: Reaction Rates  [ENDORSED]

I think that since its moving forward creating products, is why its positive.