Order of the Reaction  [ENDORSED]

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Alexandra Carpenter 1G
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Order of the Reaction

Postby Alexandra Carpenter 1G » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:52 pm

Is there a way to determine n just given the reaction? Or would they have to tell us in the problem.

Jessica Lutz 2E
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Re: Order of the Reaction

Postby Jessica Lutz 2E » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:02 pm

You can determine the order of a reaction by looking at experimental data and how changing concentrations changes initial rates (such as in problem numbers 15.17 and 15.19). Other than this, I think they have to give you the order. I don't think you are able to tell just by looking at a reaction equation.

Tiffany Dao 1A
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Re: Order of the Reaction

Postby Tiffany Dao 1A » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:21 pm

To find order you must use experimental data, like in lecture we used rates with different concentrations to calculate the order. You can't ever use the chemical equation to figure out order.

Julia Cheng 2J
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Re: Order of the Reaction  [ENDORSED]

Postby Julia Cheng 2J » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:51 am

You can use the reaction to figure out order only if it is an elementary reaction.

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