Pseudo-Rate Law

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Wilson 2E
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Pseudo-Rate Law

Postby Wilson 2E » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:29 pm

When calculating the rate of a multi-reactant reaction, why is it necessary to find the pseudo rate and increase the concentrations of all of the reactants but one?

Bilal Pandit 1J
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Re: Pseudo-Rate Law

Postby Bilal Pandit 1J » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:30 pm

You essentially assume that all the other reactions happen significantly faster than all of the other reactions, so there is a buildup of product of the reaction before and reactant after, as that single slow step is what limits the entire overall reaction.

Noe BM 1J
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Re: Pseudo-Rate Law

Postby Noe BM 1J » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:36 pm

If the concentration of one reactant is small and the concentration of the other reactant(s) is large, the reaction rate will depend on the reactant with small concentration, so the reaction is easier to study.

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