unique rate [ENDORSED]

megangeorge-1K
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unique rate

what is the difference between a unique rate vs. an instantaneous rate?

Miya Lopez 1I
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Re: unique rate

Unique rate of reaction looks like

and instantaneous reaction has the form or

the instantaneous rate is more accurate.

juleschang16
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Re: unique rate  [ENDORSED]

I found this posted by chem mod in another post regarding the same question:
"AVERAGE RATE = (CONC(t2) − CONC(t1))/(t2 −t1) = ∆CONC/∆t

INSTANTANEOUS RATE = −(d[R])/dt
OR
INSTANTANEOUS RATE = (d[P])/dt

AVERAGE & INSTANTANEOUS RATES CAN BE DIFFERERENT FOR THE INDIVIDUAL R & P.
THINK OF THEM AS THE EXPERIMENTALLY MEASURED RATES (COLLECTED DATA) OVER LONG TIME INTERVALS (∆) OR SHORT TIME INTERVALS (d).

UNLIKE THE UNIQUE RATE WHICH IS CALCULATED AND IS THE SAME FOR ALL R & P IN THAT ‘UNIQUE’ REACTION WHERE:

UNIQUE RATE = −1/a (d[A])/dt = 1/b (d[B])/dt = 1/c (d[C])/dt

IN THE REACTION: a A ---> b B + c C"

megangeorge-1K
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Re: unique rate

these were very helpful thank you so much