Effect on rxn rate


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Zoya Mulji 1K
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Effect on rxn rate

Postby Zoya Mulji 1K » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:19 pm

How do you know how the rate of a reaction will be affected if you double/halve/ etc. the amount of a product or reactant?

Sahil Jog 1F
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Re: Effect on rxn rate

Postby Sahil Jog 1F » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:26 pm

This would all depend on which order the reactants are at. For example, for a first order reaction, the rate of the reaction will be proportional 1:1 with the reactant, while in a second order reaction, the rate of the reaction would be exponential to the factor of two as compared with the reactant.

Niharika 1H
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Re: Effect on rxn rate

Postby Niharika 1H » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:29 pm

This depends on the order of the reactant. If the order is 1, and the concentration is doubled, the overall rate doubles. If the order is 2, however, the overall rate would quadruple.


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