3rd order, 4th order, etc.


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Emily Warda 2L
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3rd order, 4th order, etc.

Postby Emily Warda 2L » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:31 pm

To what extent do we need to know third, fourth, or further order reactions? Do we need to know their half life reactions?

Yutian Zhao -1J
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Re: 3rd order, 4th order, etc.

Postby Yutian Zhao -1J » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:36 pm

I don't believe we need to know the half-life reaction of third or fourth order reaction. But we should be able to tell if it is a third or fourth order reaction based on the experimental data that are given. Hope it helps.

Mitch Mologne 1A
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Re: 3rd order, 4th order, etc.

Postby Mitch Mologne 1A » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:36 pm

Seeing as it hasn't been covered too in depth in lecture, I would not think we need to know the half lives.

Lindsay Kester 2L
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Re: 3rd order, 4th order, etc.

Postby Lindsay Kester 2L » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:41 pm

You can derive all of the half life reactions, but since third and fourth order reactions aren't likely, we don't need to know them really.

Maria1E
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Re: 3rd order, 4th order, etc.

Postby Maria1E » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:53 pm

I think the only thing we would need to know is to be able to identify whether it is a third or fourth order reaction based on initial rates.

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Re: 3rd order, 4th order, etc.

Postby Akash_Kapoor_1L » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:49 pm

Could someone give some examples of a 3rd or 4th order reaction that we might see on a test? I've only seen 1st and 2nd order reactions in the textbook really.


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