## Rate Law and Unique Rates

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

Seohyun Park 1L
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### Rate Law and Unique Rates

Does the rate law of a reaction give the unique rate?
If so, how do you know if a question is asking you to find the rate law, or specifically the rate of formation of a product/reactant?

michelle
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### Re: Rate Law and Unique Rates

I think the question will specify. If they are asking for formation rate, they will explicitly say which species. The rate law equals unique rate. You can recall from the integral rate law process.