Average rate vs unique rate


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Malia Shitabata 1F
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Average rate vs unique rate

Postby Malia Shitabata 1F » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:40 am

How do you know when to use the average rate vs the unique rate?

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Re: Average rate vs unique rate

Postby Diana A 2L » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:54 am

Malia Shitabata 1F wrote:How do you know when to use the average rate vs the unique rate?


Unique rates are used when you’re referring to a specific reactant or product, and it’s the rate of disappearance or appearance of a substance divided by the stoichiometric coefficient, which is why it’s so specific. When you calculate average rate, coefficients aren’t taken into account. I hope that helps.

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Re: Average rate vs unique rate

Postby cassidysong 1K » Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:07 pm

^^ Unique reaction rates means that it is the same for all reactants and products as opposed to the average reaction rate which can be different for each reactant and product.

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Re: Average rate vs unique rate

Postby Miriam Villarreal 1J » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:32 pm

Average rate involves seeing how much reactant or product you make over time (average rate of consumption/formation). Unique rate involves dividing the concentration over time by the stoichiometric coefficient . Average looks at one particular time range

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Re: Average rate vs unique rate

Postby Kaylee Clarke 1G » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:41 am

referring to the aforementioned appearance/disappearance of substances, are you referring to intermediate substances? if not, what are the substances?


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