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Wendy 1E
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Postby Wendy 1E » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:50 pm

Will we have to know how to derive the zero-, first-, and second-order equations, along with the half-life equations on the final?

Kevin Antony 2B
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Re: Equations

Postby Kevin Antony 2B » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:26 pm

I feel that we just have to know what they are and when to use them although knowing how to derive them may end up being useful.

Kylie Lim 4G
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Re: Equations

Postby Kylie Lim 4G » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:30 pm

I doubt that he would ask us to derive the zero, first, second, and half life equations since they are given on the equation sheet. It probably wouldn't hurt to be able to go from the given rate laws to the integrated rate laws though.

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Re: Equations

Postby anjali41 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:31 pm

While it could come up on the final, I don't think Dr. Lavelle has asked us in either 14A or 14B to derive any equations. I think they are provided on the formula sheet too.

Ryan Chang 1C
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Re: Equations

Postby Ryan Chang 1C » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:22 pm

We do not need to know how to, since the integrated rate laws will be provided on the formula sheet. However, according to my TA, it may be useful to memorize other helpful forms of these laws that do not appear on the formula sheet.

Minh Ngo 4G
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Re: Equations

Postby Minh Ngo 4G » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:45 pm

It is provided on your equation sheet but it is useful to know how to derive the half life ones since let's say you are asked to find the how much time it takes for the concentration to be 1/15 initial, you would first need to derive an equation for that (exactly the way you do for half life) then solve

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