## Overall Order

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

Giselle Littleton 1F
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### Overall Order

How do you get the overall order of a reaction?

Shimei_2F
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### Re: Overall Order

Add the exponents of all the reactants in the rate equation.

Orrin Zhong 4G
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### Re: Overall Order

To get the overall order of a reaction, add up all the orders of the reactants that are involved in the reaction.

Oduwole 1E
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### Re: Overall Order

Giselle Littleton 1F wrote:How do you get the overall order of a reaction?

You have to add the exponents of all the reactants in the rate equation.

RasikaObla_4I
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### Re: Overall Order

The overall order is equal to all the exponents on the reactant concentrations added together.

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### Re: Overall Order

Another way to say this is that if you have the general rate = k[A]^m[B]^n, the overall order would be m+n
(aka add the exponents of each reactant)

Brandon Tao 1K
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### Re: Overall Order

Overall order of the reaction is derived by adding the exponents of the elements in the rate of reaction. It is the addition of all the order of each of the elements in the reaction.