## Determining the order

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

Alana Sur 3B
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### Determining the order

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

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

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

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### Re: Determining the order

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