stoichiometric coeffecients


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CaminaB_1D
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stoichiometric coeffecients

Postby CaminaB_1D » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:16 pm

Do stoichiometric coefficients only matter for the unique rate or is there other instances in kinetics where stoichiometric coefficients are considered?

StudentD2B
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Re: stoichiometric coeffecients

Postby StudentD2B » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:31 pm

In a way they matter for elementary reactions in that the formula of a species appears as many times as that species is required (ie: O2+O2+O2 = 3O2) Since elementary reactions match their chemical expression, if a reaction is elementary, the order of a reagent will match its stoichiometric coefficient. This is NOT the case for multistep reactions. As far as if theres more, that's all I've found/seen in the book sections.


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