## Deriving integrated rate laws

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

JeremyPark14B
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### Deriving integrated rate laws

Are we going to be required to know how to derive the integrated rate laws? Doesn't that require a background in calculus?

Nathaniel 2E
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### Re: Deriving integrated rate laws

My TA stressed we need to know how to derive them, but another TA in their review session said we wouldn't, so I'm not sure... I would know how to just to be safe. Dr. Lavelle has a link on his website to a sheet outlining the derivations : https://lavelle.chem.ucla.edu/wp-conten ... amples.pdf. There is some basic calculus in there, but the process follows the same steps for each of the rate laws, so memorizing the process shouldn't be too difficult.