half life vs rate

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Miranda 1J
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half life vs rate

Postby Miranda 1J » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:56 am

I'm not sure I understand how half-life is related to rate of reaction. Can someone please clarify?

Kelly Kiremidjian 1C
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Re: half life vs rate

Postby Kelly Kiremidjian 1C » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:56 am

The normal rate of the reaction is the concentration of a reactant or product to be consumed or formed over a given time unit.

Half-life of a reaction is the amount of time needed for the reactant concentration to decrease by half its original concentration.

hope this helps!

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Re: half life vs rate

Postby Daniisaacson2F » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:05 am

Like they said, a half life is the time it takes for half of the concentration of the specific reaction to deplete by 50%, and the rate is just how fast it depletes throughout the reaction.

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