Overall Order


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Giselle Littleton 1F
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Overall Order

Postby Giselle Littleton 1F » Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:21 pm

How do you get the overall order of a reaction?

Shimei_2F
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Re: Overall Order

Postby Shimei_2F » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:41 pm

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

Orrin Zhong 4G
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Re: Overall Order

Postby Orrin Zhong 4G » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:43 pm

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

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Re: Overall Order

Postby Oduwole 1E » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:13 pm

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

Postby RasikaObla_4I » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:18 pm

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

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Re: Overall Order

Postby Kaitlyn Ang 1J » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:23 pm

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

Postby Brandon Tao 1K » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:39 pm

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.


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