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Rate vs. Initial Rate

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:50 pm
by 404975170
What is the difference in solving a problem that asks for the initial rate vs. one that just ask to find the rate?

Re: Rate vs. Initial Rate

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:48 pm
by Chem_Mod
The rate law relates the rate to the concentrations, so the initial rate depends on the initial concentrations.

Re: Rate vs. Initial Rate

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:07 pm
by Jennifer Torres 2L
The difference would be that rate law relates to the rates of the concentrations while the initial rate is dependent on initial concentrations. So you could also look at the information they give you.

Re: Rate vs. Initial Rate

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:39 am
by Ahmed Mahmood 4D
Rate depends on concentrations at various points in the reaction, while initial rate depends on the initial concentrations of the reactants.

Re: Rate vs. Initial Rate

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:13 pm
by Shibhon_Shepard
initial rate is the one thats usually given but if the rate in general is given to you then you use the equation to do (k*any concentration that you are at) , versus initial has to do with the concentration in the beginning.