Differential rate law


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Differential rate law

Postby 105169446 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:03 pm

In what cases do we use the differential rate law formula, K[R]^n?

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Re: Differential rate law

Postby Alyssa Wilson 2A » Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:21 pm

A differential rate law expresses the reaction rate in terms of changes in the concentration of one or more reactants (Δ[R]) over a specific time interval (Δt). They change based on the reactants and each order of reactant (n), which then gives us further insight into the reaction mechanism. I believe you use this equation when you are focusing on only the reactants, and when their concentration values change throughout the reaction.


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