Textbook example 14.4

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Textbook example 14.4

Postby 704278444 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:28 pm

Why does it say that by plotting the data, if we get a straight line (or linear), then the reaction is first order? Isn't the first order reaction exponential? Shouldn't a linear slope be zero order?
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Re: Textbook example 14.4

Postby 704278444 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:32 pm

Sorry nvm, I found out it says: "We need to plot the NATURAL LOGARITHM of the reactant concentration as a function of t."


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