Rate Laws


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Miriam Sheetz 2B
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Rate Laws

Postby Miriam Sheetz 2B » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:38 pm

If a reactant does not affect the rate of the reaction do you still include it in the rate law equation?

Matthew Tran 1H
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Re: Rate Laws

Postby Matthew Tran 1H » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:55 pm

If the reactant does not affect the rate of the reaction, then the rate is zero-order in that reactant. Therefore the coefficient in the general rate law is 0, and anything to the 0 power is 1, so you can eliminate it from the rate law equation.


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