Pseudo rate laws

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juliana alden 2D
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Pseudo rate laws

Postby juliana alden 2D » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:48 am

Is it possible to use the pseudo rate laws to find the actual rate law? if so, how? Thanks!

Tiffany Chen 2E
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Re: Pseudo rate laws

Postby Tiffany Chen 2E » Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:18 am

Could someone also clarify what exactly a pseudo rate law is and what it is used for? Thanks!

Zane Mills 1E
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Re: Pseudo rate laws

Postby Zane Mills 1E » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:08 am

A pseudo first rate law is when you treat a 2nd order RXN like it was a 1st order RXN (n=1) and Pseudo 2nd order rate law is when (n=2). check this out for a better description

http://chemwiki.ucdavis.edu/Core/Physical_Chemistry/Kinetics/Reaction_Rates/Second-Order_Reactions/Pseudo-1st-order_reactions

Alex Chiodo Ortiz 3G
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Re: Pseudo rate laws

Postby Alex Chiodo Ortiz 3G » Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:05 pm

So is the pseudo rate law of [A] with excess [B] and [C] …. k'[A]/[B][C]? Im a little confused on how this works.


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