## Unique rate?

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chloewinnett1L
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### Unique rate?

Is the "unique rate" of a reaction the same thing as k? If not, what is it and how do we find it if it isn't given?

GavinAleshire1L
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### Re: Unique rate?

No, the unique rate is the rate of disappearance of a reactant/formation of a product divide by its stoichiometric coefficient. This rate should be the same for all species in the reaction.

caseygilles 1E
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### Re: Unique rate?

Unique rate is rate of formation multiplied by the negative inverse of its coefficient--- aA +bB---> bB + cC would have unique rate= (-1/a) * (d[A]/dt).
This is different from k, which is the rate constant for a reaction.

Adam Vuilleumier 2K
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### Re: Unique rate?

Unique rate takes into account the stoichiometric coefficients of each product/reactant. This means that the unique rate of any product or any reactant will be the same.

Jordan Lo 2A
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### Re: Unique rate?

Is this like the elementary steps reactions where you use the coefficient to determine the power of the concentration?

Ashe Chen 2C
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### Re: Unique rate?

The unique rate depends on the stoichiometric coefficients of the products or reactants, which differs from k, the rate constant.

rkang00
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### Re: Unique rate?

Is the 'unique' of the unique rate indicating that every single rxn has its very own unique rate, like a human fingerprint?

Brian Chang 2H
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### Re: Unique rate?

Unique rate is just the "normal rate" of formation of a product, multiplied by the negative inverse of its stoichiometric coefficient.

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