## Rate laws

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

Anushi Patel 1J
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### Rate laws

For all rate laws do we only look at one reactant at a time to simplify the math? For example, for the integrated and differential rate laws there is only one variable A that represents the concentration of reactant. When there is a chemical reaction with two reactants how do we know which one to focus on?

Joonsoo Kim 4L
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### Re: Rate laws

I think I remember my TA saying that we'll focus mainly on unimolecular reactions, since the integrated rate law becomes complicated when you introduce more than one reactant.