## Rate Laws

$aR \to bP, Rate = -\frac{1}{a} \frac{d[R]}{dt} = \frac{1}{b}\frac{d[P]}{dt}$

Miriam Sheetz 2B
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### Rate Laws

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

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.