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Writing Rate Laws

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:22 pm
by megansardina2G
Why are products never included in rate laws?

Re: Writing Rate Laws

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:26 pm
by 904936893
Maybe it is because when we are looking at reaction rates, we are looking at initial concentrations, when a reaction first starts. At this point in time no products have been formed, so they would not be included in the rate law, since they are not affecting the rate.

Re: Writing Rate Laws

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:32 pm
by Lasya Gudipudi 1A
Products are not included in the rate law because it looks at the initial concentrations when there are no products formed.

Re: Writing Rate Laws

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:16 pm
by Elizabeth Kim 4E
Rate laws only focus on the reaction hence why only the concentrations of the reactants matter.