## Determine n

Samantha Hoegl Roy 2C
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### Determine n

What is the purpose of finding n? I still dont really understand what it stands for and why we need to know it

amogha_koka3I
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### Re: Determine n

Which equation are you talking about? For example, if you are talking about n in the delta G=-nFE, then n is the number of electrons.

Hilda Sauceda 3C
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### Re: Determine n

Yeah you have to be a bit more specific as to which one you are talking about.

Sean Reyes 1J
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### Re: Determine n

In kinetics, the value of n basically just gives the order in terms of that specific reactant. For example, an n value of 1 would essentially mean first-order reaction in terms of that reactant. Adding each order gives the overall reaction order.
The order of each essentially tells you how fast the rate is. For example, an order of 1 means that doubling the concentration of that reactant would double the rate of the reaction.