Significance


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nathansalce 3e
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Significance

Postby nathansalce 3e » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:16 pm

What is the general significance between a zero, first, and second order reaction. What is the conceptual difference beyond the fact that the slopes of change in [R ] is different. Of what importance does classifying reactions serve?

SantanaRodriguezDis1G
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Re: Significance

Postby SantanaRodriguezDis1G » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:22 pm

the order shows how the reactants effect the rate

Rachel Brown 3A
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Re: Significance

Postby Rachel Brown 3A » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:12 pm

While what this person said ^^ is true, it can be helpful to look at the equations to understand exactly how to see the effects in each order. For example, in a second order overall reaction, the ratio change to one of the reactants (if the other(s) remain the same) changes the rate by that same ratio where as that would be different if it were first order

Jessica Wakefield 1H
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Re: Significance

Postby Jessica Wakefield 1H » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:00 pm

we want to find the order of a reaction because it shows how the concentration of the reactants affects the rate, therefore we can develop a better understanding of the rate of the reaction


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