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Are we responsible for knowing overall order of a reaction rate if the reaction has a rate law that depends on the concentrations of more than one reactant? Also will we need to know about fractional or negative orders?
We will need to know the overall order, if given experimental data (in order to right a rate law). However, for integrated rate laws, as of right now, we are only are dealing with zero, first, and second orders, and only one reactant.
Question #15 in the hw can help with understanding this. reactants [CH3Br] and [OH-] both end in having the order = 1 (n=1, m=1) so if you add n and m you get 2. the OVERALL reaction order is 2 while the individual reactions have the reaction order of 1.
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