## zero and first

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Jeremiah Hutauruk
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### zero and first

what is the difference between zero and first order reaction rates?

Danielle_Gallandt3I
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### Re: zero and first

A zero order reaction means that any change in the concentration does not affect the rate. A first order reaction means that any change in the reactant concentration will lead to the same change in the rate (concentration doubles means rate will double)

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### Re: zero and first

zero order reactions do not depend on the initial concentrations while 1st order reactions are directly proportional to the concentrations

Vy Lu 2B
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### Re: zero and first

The rate of reaction in a zero order reaction is not dependent on the concentration of the reactant, whereas the rate of reaction in a first order reaction is directly proportional to the concentration of reactant.

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### Re: zero and first

Another way to tell the difference between zero and first is that for a zero order reaction, the plot of [Reactant] vs t is a straight line graph while for a first order reaction, the plot of ln[Reactant] vs t is a straight line graph.

Henry Dudley 1G
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### Re: zero and first

Are zero order reaction rates included in the rate law?

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