Negative Order

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Negative Order

Postby BenJohnson1H » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:37 pm

Would a negative order indicate that the reactant also participates in some type of reverse reaction?

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Re: Negative Order

Postby Matthew Mar 1J » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:49 pm

I think a negative order indicates that a reactant is involved in a reaction, but actually slows the reaction rate as its concentration increases. I think one example of a reactant is H+, because in some reactions it's involved in, a higher H+ concentration makes the solution more acidic which could slow the overall reaction. Another example is O2 in ozone production which is O2 + O -> O3, because O2 is the product of the other reactant, so when O2 is in higher concentrations, there is generally less O available for the ozone reaction.

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Re: Negative Order

Postby Isabelle Fontanilla 1I » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:51 pm

Negative integer: A negative order indicates that the concentration of that species INVERSELY affects the rate of a reaction.
So, yes, if a species has a negative order, then it participates in a reverse reaction, thereby leading to a decrease in the reaction rate(slowing it down).

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Re: Negative Order

Postby Yiting_Gong_4L » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:22 pm

The negative order means that the rate is being decreased instead of the normal increasing rate (positive order).

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Re: Negative Order

Postby Jack Hewitt 2H » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:29 pm

A negative order signifies that the concentration of the reactant inversely affects the reaction rate.

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