## zero order in rate laws

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

Gabriela Carrillo 1B
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### zero order in rate laws

If a reactant is zero order do we include it in the rate law or write it without it? For example: rate=k[A][B]^2[C]^0 or rate=k[A][B]^2?

Nora 1F
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### Re: zero order in rate laws

If a reactant is zero order, you do not include it in the rate law because it won't affect the rate of the reaction.

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### Re: zero order in rate laws

Unless the problem wants you to write it out specifically, probably not

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### Re: zero order in rate laws

You write it without it since it has no affect

Jimmy Zhang Dis 1K
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### Re: zero order in rate laws

No, the zero order reaction has no effect on the rate law so normally its not included.

Virpal Gill 1B
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### Re: zero order in rate laws

If it is zero order the rate law is not dependent on the concentration of that reactant so it technically doesn't need to be included.

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### Re: zero order in rate laws

We can include them but its . not needed.

Merzia Subhan 1L
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### Re: zero order in rate laws

Since it ends up being 1, I wouldn't include it. It makes the equation look cluttered

Patricia Macalalag 2E
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### Re: zero order in rate laws

You can leave it out because it has no effect on the rate.

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