Unique Rate [ENDORSED]

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

Kellina Tran 2I
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Unique Rate

What defines the unique rate of a reaction?

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Re: Unique Rate

the rate of reduction/formation of a reactant/product divided by its respective stoichiometric coefficient. every single species in a chemical reaction should have the same unique rate.

Andrew Nguyen 2I
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Re: Unique Rate

The unique rate is the specific rate for the reaction (it does not relate directly to any reactant/product's individual rate in the reaction).

However, using the stoichiometric coefficients of the reactants/products, the unique rate can be used to find the specific reactants'/products' individual rates.

Yeyang Zu 2J
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Re: Unique Rate

If 2A+3B—>5C
Unique rate equals to -1/2 * d[A]/dt = -1/3 * d[B]/dt=+1/5 * d[C]/dt

Timothy Kim 1B
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Re: Unique Rate

Its important to note that everything in the reaction should have the same unique rate.

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Re: Unique Rate  [ENDORSED]

See my detailed answer here: viewtopic.php?f=145&t=28677
Yes I will discuss this in class today.

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