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HW #17 and #19

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:24 pm
by Elias Ruben 1O
When we are determining the order with respect to each reactant, can we only take the ratio of the data of consecutive experiments (for example, experiment 3/ experiment 2)? Or can we make a ratio from any of the experiments (like experiment 4/ experiment 1, or experiment 5 over experiment 2, etc.)?

Re: HW #17 and #19

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:44 pm
by Emma_Green_2C
You can use any experiments; they are independent of each other.

Re: HW #17 and #19

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:29 pm
by nikita bhat 2D
Although it is true that we can take any experiment into account, there is a method to choosing which trials to compare. As stated in the course reader, it is important to only have a change in one of the variables while there be no change in molarity of the other substances. This will allow you to cancel the other variables when solving for the order of that one component.