## Rounding "a"

$aR \to bP, Rate = -\frac{1}{a} \frac{d[R]}{dt} = \frac{1}{b}\frac{d[P]}{dt}$

Althea Zhao 1B
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### Rounding "a"

Do we round the exponent a to the nearest whole number?

Brandi 2C
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### Re: Rounding "a"

Yes -- I'm pretty sure we do since the reaction rates are usually in terms of the coefficients of the reactants/products in the reaction, which are basically always in whole number terms. I also think it should be in whole numbers for the sake of simplicity for test calculations!