Rate law constant


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Niyanta Joshi 1F
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Rate law constant

Postby Niyanta Joshi 1F » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:56 pm

Can rate law constant ever be negative?

Michelle Chernyak 1J
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Re: Rate law constant

Postby Michelle Chernyak 1J » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:58 pm

i don't think the number itself can be a negative number, but k will be negative when it is the slope of a zero order or first order reaction.

Varsha Sivaganesh 1A
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Re: Rate law constant

Postby Varsha Sivaganesh 1A » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:04 am

No, it cannot be negative.

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Re: Rate law constant

Postby Sabah Islam 1G » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:29 am

The rate law constant can never be negative, but it can be a slope of negative k on the graphs of zero order and first order reactions.

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Re: Rate law constant

Postby Christy Lee 2H » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:23 am

Since rates are always positive values, the rate constant k is always positive.


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