## reaction rate vs. unique reaction rate

$aR \to bP, Rate = -\frac{1}{a} \frac{d[R]}{dt} = \frac{1}{b}\frac{d[P]}{dt}$

josephyim1L
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### reaction rate vs. unique reaction rate

What is the difference between reaction rate (change in reaction/change in time) vs. unique reaction rate?

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### Re: reaction rate vs. unique reaction rate

As of what I understood, a reaction rate is just the average change of concentration over time while a unique reaction rate is that value divided by the stoichiometric coefficient.

Brian Chang 2H
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### Re: reaction rate vs. unique reaction rate

Reaction rate doesn't take into account stochiometric coefficients but unique reaction rate (specific to each reactant/product) does.

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### Re: reaction rate vs. unique reaction rate

unique reaction rate takes into account stoichiometric coefficients, or the order of the reaction