15.17 and 15.19 [ENDORSED]

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

ClaireHW
Posts: 60
Joined: Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:07 am
Been upvoted: 1 time

15.17 and 15.19

Is the order of the reactions just the sum of the exponents of the reactants? If not, how is it calculated?

Thanks!

(Claire Woolson Dis 1K)

Chem_Mod
Posts: 17949
Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:53 pm
Has upvoted: 406 times

Re: 15.17 and 15.19  [ENDORSED]

Yes, overall reaction order is the sum of the exponents (orders) of the individual reactants.

Lucian1F
Posts: 87
Joined: Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:07 am
Been upvoted: 1 time

Re: 15.17 and 15.19

Yep, it's just the sum of the individual orders