Overall reaction order

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Nancy Le - 1F
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Overall reaction order

Postby Nancy Le - 1F » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:32 am

When would the overall reaction order be a fraction and what makes it different from other reactions?

MCracchiolo 1C
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Re: Overall reaction order

Postby MCracchiolo 1C » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:38 am

The overall reaction order would be a fraction if changing the concentration of one reactant did not change the rate by a factor of 2 or 4. Similarly, the reaction order can be negative if increasing the concentration of a reactant decreases the rate instead of increasing it.

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Re: Overall reaction order

Postby MorganYun1H » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:45 am

But, one of the UAs told me that in this class we won't be getting fractional orders. Maybe someone could verify?

Adam Enomoto 1L
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Re: Overall reaction order

Postby Adam Enomoto 1L » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:54 pm

I'm pretty sure we won't be tested on the reaction order being a fraction.

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