Which experimented do you use to find rate constant?

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JulieAljamal1E
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Which experimented do you use to find rate constant?

Postby JulieAljamal1E » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:16 pm

In 7A.17 from the 7th edition, part c asks us to determine the value of the rate constant. In the examples from the book, it seemed like they just picked one of the experiments and plugged that into the rate law reaction and it worked. For 17 though, it seems like you have to choose “the right” experiment. How do you choose the right experiment?

aisteles1G
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Re: Which experimented do you use to find rate constant?

Postby aisteles1G » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:51 pm

If you have the correct rate law, rate=k[A][B]2[C]2, then any experiment should give you the rate constant, the differences should be minimal decimal values if anything. The solutions manual solves for the rate constant using two different experiments showing that either work, so just check over the values youre plugging in and you should be good using any experiment!

Jessica Chen 1F
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Re: Which experimented do you use to find rate constant?

Postby Jessica Chen 1F » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:27 pm

For 7A.17, they just happened to choose the first experiment and plugged in the values to get the rate constant k. All the experiments should get you approximately the same k value.


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