Finding order of reaction

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Finding order of reaction

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:49 pm

You said that to determine the order of the reaction experimental techniques would have to be used. Does this entail simply plotting concentration versus time and then observing the changes in the tangents to the curve, and then using these changes to derive some sort of expression?

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Re: Finding order of reaction

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:50 pm

There are different ways of determining the order of the reaction. If provided a chart with experiments, you would have to use that to find the order of the reaction. If given a plot, you can find the order of the reaction by looking at the axis labels and the slopes.


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