Order of rxns and stoichiometric coefficients


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Shirley Liu 2I
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Order of rxns and stoichiometric coefficients

Postby Shirley Liu 2I » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:43 pm

Will the order of a reaction with respect to a single reactant ever be the stoichiometric coefficient of that reaction in the balanced chemical equation?

Samantha Man 1L
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Re: Order of rxns and stoichiometric coefficients

Postby Samantha Man 1L » Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:40 am

It is a possibility that they could be the same, but the stoichiometric coefficients don't actually correspond to the reaction order.

Maya_Peterson1C
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Re: Order of rxns and stoichiometric coefficients

Postby Maya_Peterson1C » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:12 am

They are not necessarily the same, but in some occasions they are. It is best not to assume they are the same and to find the order itself.

deepto_mizan1H
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Re: Order of rxns and stoichiometric coefficients

Postby deepto_mizan1H » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:03 am

They can coincidentally be the same value, but we can't set the order of reaction based off stoichiometric coefficients. It takes some work, but calculating and determining the order from the experimental data is the best and only way to get the right order.


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