Determining the order


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Alana Sur 3B
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Determining the order

Postby Alana Sur 3B » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:08 am

If we're given just the balanced equation and no other information, can we figure out the order of the reaction?

timothy_ho_4B
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Re: Determining the order

Postby timothy_ho_4B » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:43 am

No, only if the reaction is said to be an elementary step can you use the coefficients to accurately depict the order of the step. But in the case of a general reaction, no, you would need more information besides the balanced equation to find out the order of the reaction

taywebb
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Re: Determining the order

Postby taywebb » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:05 pm

You would have to be given enough information to calculate it, specific units that go along with a specific order, or data to graph.

805087225
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Re: Determining the order

Postby 805087225 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:57 pm

You will definitely be given different trials of the reaction, the rates and the concentrations!


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