6th edition 15.17

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6th edition 15.17

Postby Emily Tam 1k » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:03 am

For part A of question 17 in chapter 15, it is stated that C is independent of the rate.
Because of that, do we ignore [C] when calculating the individual orders and the overall order?

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Re: 6th edition 15.17

Postby timothy_ho_4B » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:58 am

When C is independent of the rate, that means that it has zero order. It's not part of the rate law, but [C] is still considered zero order. So when you do experimental analysis, you do ignore [C] when calculating the orders of [A] and [B].

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