## Rate equations

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

Harsha 1J
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### Rate equations

Do we need to know the derivations for all the rate equations?

Emma Li 2C
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### Re: Rate equations

we usually don't have to know the derivations!

Leah Thomas 2E
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### Re: Rate equations

I would try to at least know how to set up the first part of the derivations because I think there have been past exam questions where the professor will ask you some. If you look at his math assistance on his page it can help you if the math part integrations and stuff are confusing.

Max Mazo 2C
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### Re: Rate equations

He hasn't asked for derivations on any of our tests so far, but knowing the derivation may help with applying the equation or answering conceptual questions.