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Specification of Reactant/Product

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:48 pm
by Nha Dang 2I
If we were to forget the species to which the rate refers for average reaction rate, would the answer be incorrect?

Re: Specification of Reactant/Product

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:54 pm
by Sophia Kim 1C
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.

Re: Specification of Reactant/Product

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:28 pm
by Maeve Gallagher 1J
Yes, it would be different for average reaction rate because it is change in concentration/change in time, so it depends on the species.

Re: Specification of Reactant/Product

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:34 pm
by Alex Nechaev 1I
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.