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Rhea Shah 2F
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Order

Postby Rhea Shah 2F » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:07 pm

How do you know which order rate law to use for a reaction?

Juliana Chopelas 1A
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Re: Order

Postby Juliana Chopelas 1A » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:17 pm

You can look at the reactions graph. Which ever graph produces a straight line will give you the reaction order. For zero order the graph would be (A) v time and would give a straight line with a -slope. First order reaction would be ln(A) v time and would give a straight line with a -slope. Second order would be 1/(A) v time and would give a straight line with a +slope.

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Re: Order

Postby 205154661_Dis2J » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:22 pm

You can look at the graphs provided or you can look at the units used in a specific problem if they do not specifically tell you which order it is. That is why it is important to know and memorize the units for the orders!

Eva Zhao 4I
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Re: Order

Postby Eva Zhao 4I » Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:17 pm

Here is a diagram of the graphs mentioned above, in case you might find it helpful:
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Re: Order

Postby 805097738 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:45 pm

Juliana Chopelas 1A wrote:You can look at the reactions graph. Which ever graph produces a straight line will give you the reaction order. For zero order the graph would be (A) v time and would give a straight line with a -slope. First order reaction would be ln(A) v time and would give a straight line with a -slope. Second order would be 1/(A) v time and would give a straight line with a +slope.


are these graphs always labeled to clearly see that? because the line for zero and first both have -slope

Jack Riley 4f
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Re: Order

Postby Jack Riley 4f » Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:10 pm

you look at the graph and compare it with the 3 possible orders to determine which one best fits the graph shown


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