Initial Rate and Concentrations

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Sophie Krylova 2J
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Initial Rate and Concentrations

Postby Sophie Krylova 2J » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:09 am

Why are the initial rates proportional to concentrations and is it true always?

Shanmitha Arun 1L
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Re: Initial Rate and Concentrations

Postby Shanmitha Arun 1L » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:46 am

The change in concentration is proportional to the rate because the rate is dependent upon the concentration. This is why we can use the proportionality to figure out the order.

William Xu Dis 1D
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Re: Initial Rate and Concentrations

Postby William Xu Dis 1D » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:47 pm

In addition, the reason why we use reactants is so that the reverse reaction from products to reactants does not interfere with the rate.


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