writing rate laws


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Ruiting Jia 4D
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writing rate laws

Postby Ruiting Jia 4D » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:41 pm

Is there a difference between rate law and the "rate of consumption of __"?

Samantha Kwock 1D
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Re: writing rate laws

Postby Samantha Kwock 1D » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:47 pm

I believe that both phrases refer to the same equation. The second phrase is just specifying which reactants the rate law applies to.

Lisa Werner 2F
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Re: writing rate laws

Postby Lisa Werner 2F » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:47 pm

from my understanding: they both refer to the same equation; however, "the rate of consumption of ____" could change the sign. for example, if it is the rate of consumption of a reactant then it will be positive, but if it is the rate of consumption of a product then it will be negative.

Elizabeth Kim 4E
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Re: writing rate laws

Postby Elizabeth Kim 4E » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:14 pm

rate of consumption is more specific but are essentially calculated in the same way. however it could have a different sign than the general rate law if it is specific to the reaction

Anna O 2C
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Re: writing rate laws

Postby Anna O 2C » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:04 pm

Rate of consumption is just more specific than rate law because it determines whether the rate is positive or negative.


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