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Negative Order 15.3

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:03 pm
by 904940852
when can the rate law be negative such as on pg 621?

Re: Negative Order 15.3

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:19 pm
by Wenjie Dong 2E
Negative order means that increasing the concentration slows down the reaction. I believe it happens when products' concentrations affect the reaction rate.

Re: Negative Order 15.3

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:50 pm
by Jimmy Zhang Dis 1K
Also for a negative order reaction the overall order is normally undefined (like 2nd order + -1 order has a more complex rate constant than just first order)