pseudo rate laws


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Samantha Pacheco 2K
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pseudo rate laws

Postby Samantha Pacheco 2K » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:28 pm

What exactly is a pseudo rate law and when would we use it?

Brevin Hensley 1C
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Re: pseudo rate laws

Postby Brevin Hensley 1C » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:43 pm

See Topic 7B in the 7th edition of the textbook. You would use it when rate laws depend on the concentration of more that one species. Take for example,

Since the persulfate concentration will is nearly the same at the end of the reaction as it was at the beginning of the reaction. You would treat the persulfate concentration as another constant. You now have

megan blatt 2B
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Re: pseudo rate laws

Postby megan blatt 2B » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:07 am

A psuedo rate law is when a higher rate law is adjusted to essentially form a lower order rate law. This is done in order to see how a single reactant affects the rate and is done by increasing the concentration of one of the reactants so much that any change in it has no effect on the rate.

IsabelLight2H
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Re: pseudo rate laws

Postby IsabelLight2H » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:11 am

How do you know the overall order for a pseudo reaction?

Alondra Olmos 4C
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Re: pseudo rate laws

Postby Alondra Olmos 4C » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:19 pm

The overall order of the pseudo-reaction is dependent on the order of the species with the highest concentration.


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