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Elementary reactions

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:47 pm
by ng1D
For one of the learning outcomes, it says to write rate laws for elementary reactions. What is meant by elementary reactions?

Re: Elementary reactions

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:54 pm
by Jasleen Kahlon
I think that it just means simple reactions without a lot of complex molecules and numbers involved, basically nothing beyond the equation examples in the homework problems.

Re: Elementary reactions

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:56 pm
by Jesse H 2L
elementary as in simple, noncomplex, easy problems so to speak

Re: Elementary reactions

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:57 pm
by Nawal Dandachi 1G
It's a single reaction step. It's when the products are formed in only a single reaction.

Re: Elementary reactions

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:29 am
by smurphy1D
i think an elementary reaction would be something such as 2A + B yeilds 4C, and given a simple rate for one of the products such as .5 M/s of A, knowing that for every 2 A being consumed, there is a x amount of C being produced, and using the rate given to find the rate of product.

Re: Elementary reactions

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:30 am
by Asha Agarwal 1E
An Elementary reaction is a single step reaction.