Product in Rate Law

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Ying Yan 1F
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Product in Rate Law

Postby Ying Yan 1F » Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:18 pm

Usually, when we write out rate laws, we take only the reactants into consideration,
i.e. for the reaction H2 + I2 <=> 2HI, the rate law= k[H2][I2]

However, I know there are times that products are written into the rate law too, with a negative order,so my question is: when do we include products when writing rate laws? Thank you in advance!

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Re: Product in Rate Law

Postby 405268063 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:10 pm

I think HI in this case is a solid, and we don't include solids or liquids in the rate law expressions. As far as I know, I believe that if a product is gaseous or aqueous, we would include those.

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Re: Product in Rate Law

Postby Noe BM 1J » Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:10 pm

I think you only use the concentration of the reactants when calculating the rate (this is for differential rate laws).

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