rate of consumption

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rate of consumption

Postby megangeorge-1K » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:17 pm

Why does the average rate of consumption formula have a negative and the average rate of formation does not?

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Re: rate of consumption

Postby Danielle Hoekstra 1C » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:21 pm

Here is a website I used to help me understand this:

https://chemistry.stackexchange.com/que ... e-negative

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Re: rate of consumption

Postby Kevin Tang 4L » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:57 pm

Because the reactants are used up, thus the negative sign and the products are created, thus being positive.

Hope this helps and correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks!

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