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Cyianna 2F
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Postby Cyianna 2F » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:50 pm

what is "n" in terms of kinetics?

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Re: n

Postby Hena Sihota 1L » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:57 pm

I believe that "n" is just the number of moles.

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Re: n

Postby Rohan Chaudhari- 1K » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:01 pm

N is the number of moles

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Re: n

Postby Andres Reynoso 1J » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:20 pm

I believe in lecture Friday, Professor Lavelle also used 'n' to represent the order of the reactant in the "rate law" ( ) if that is what you are referring to when you say kinetics.

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Re: n

Postby Michelle Lee 2E » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:47 pm

n refers to the order of the reactants. But there could also be more orders of reactants which can be denoted by other variables. Since in the recent equations we've been using, we've been dealing with concentrations which is moles per liter (like moles are already incorporated into the equation through this means), we can safely assume that n would most likely mean order of reactants.

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Re: n

Postby 404995677 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:25 pm

What does order of reactants mean?

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Re: n

Postby Matthew 1C » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:29 pm

Keliana Hui 2E wrote:What does order of reactants mean?

The order of the reactant is the value of n, which is the exponent of the concentration of the reactant in the rate law

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Re: n

Postby Peri Bingham 1G » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:49 pm

The order of reactants is the sum of the powers that individual concentrations in a reaction's rate law are raised to.

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Re: n

Postby Fatima_Iqbal_2E » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:01 pm

'n' represents the order of the reactants in the rate law and gives insight into the reaction mechanism, you would see it as the exponent on the concentration of the reactants: .


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