rate of consumption

Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

Posts: 59
Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:01 am

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?

Danielle Hoekstra 1C
Posts: 30
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:15 am

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

Kevin Tang 4L
Posts: 83
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:28 am

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!

Return to “General Rate Laws”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests