## Half life

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

Cristian Carrasco 1F
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### Half life

how do you calculate the half life of a second order reaction ?

Sarah Rutzick 1L
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### Re: Half life

You would first want to calculate the equilibrium constant (k) for the reaction, and then you plug that into the equation for half life.

snehabhargava
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### Re: Half life

They will be an equation given to us.

Meredith Steinberg 2E
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### Re: Half life

Today in class we derived that t1/2= 1/(k[A]sub0)