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Integrated Rate Laws

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:29 pm
by Kellina Tran 2I
Are we being expected to derive integrated rate laws on the test or just use them?

Re: Integrated Rate Laws

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:40 pm
by Angela 1K
The derived rate laws are not on the constants sheet, and as Lavelle emphasizes, he never asks specifically the steps for derivation, but I assume it would still be helpful to understand the derivations and at least memorize the derived formulas and how they are used.

Re: Integrated Rate Laws

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:05 pm
by Ya Gao
I would say it will be helpful to know how to derive those equations.

Re: Integrated Rate Laws

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:12 pm
by Swetha Sundaram 1E
I thought that derivations were fair game.

Re: Integrated Rate Laws

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:48 pm
by Sohini Halder 1G
I think it would never hurt to know the steps to derive them, but I feel like any test questions will focus on application, not derivation.

Re: Integrated Rate Laws

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:27 pm
by CalebBurns3L
There's never going to be a question that directly asks "derive this equation." But it certainly could be helpful to know the derivations in order to solve problems and simply for the stake of understanding where the equations come from.

Re: Integrated Rate Laws

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:36 pm
by Sophie 1I
It would be helpful to know and understand it but you shouldn't be expected to derive it on a test