Rate laws for products vs reactants


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lauren chung 2f
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Rate laws for products vs reactants

Postby lauren chung 2f » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:25 am

Do zero order, first order, or second order rate laws change depending on if you are considering the products or the reactants?

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Re: Rate laws for products vs reactants

Postby Jessica Jones 2B » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:29 pm

Yes it would change if you were considering reactants(forward reaction) and then looking at products(reverse reaction). Your rate law would include the elements in either the reactants or products depending on if it is forward or reverse reaction.

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Re: Rate laws for products vs reactants

Postby Humza_Khan_2J » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:30 pm

The rate constants would change(if the equilibrium constant K does not equal 1), as could the order of the reaction depending on the actual rate of the reverse reaction. The laws will not change.


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