Specification of Reactant/Product


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Nha Dang 2I
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Specification of Reactant/Product

Postby Nha Dang 2I » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:48 pm

If we were to forget the species to which the rate refers for average reaction rate, would the answer be incorrect?

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Re: Specification of Reactant/Product

Postby Sophia Kim 1C » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:54 pm

I believe that it would be incorrect because the average reaction rate differs based on the species but if it was a unique average rate than it would be correct even without the species because the rate would be the same regardless of the species.

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Re: Specification of Reactant/Product

Postby Maeve Gallagher 1J » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:28 pm

Yes, it would be different for average reaction rate because it is change in concentration/change in time, so it depends on the species.

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Re: Specification of Reactant/Product

Postby Alex Nechaev 1I » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:34 pm

The question will usually be asking for the formation of products if asking for reaction rate, so generally whichever species is the product will be the one to which the rate refers.


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