Problem 15.99


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Anne 2L
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Problem 15.99

Postby Anne 2L » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:51 am

Which of the following plots will be linear?

(f) initial rate against [A] for a reaction that is first order in A
(g) half-life against [A] for a reaction that is zero order in A
(h) half-life against [A] for a reaction that is second order in A

I'm not sure how to conceptually or mathematically determine if the plots would be linear.

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Re: Problem 15.99

Postby Ethan-Van To Dis2L » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:30 am

F and and G are linear because if you have a first order reaction, the rate law is r=k{A} which is like y=mx. The initial rate (y) depends on the concentration (x) with a constant slope (k or m).

G is linear because if you look at the equation of the half life of a zero order, you get t1/2= This here you can also consider it as y=mx, where m=1/2k and x is the initial concentration, and y is the half-life.

H isn't linear because it resembles y=1/x which is a curve


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