Units and order

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Units and order

Postby Madison Hurst » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:45 pm

Can the order of the reaction be determined by the units? I saw something that to solve for n (order) you can use M^1-n ?

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Re: Units and order

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:48 pm

Yes you can solve for the units of the rate constant k because you know that the units for rate is molarity/second and the units for concentration is molarity, therefore the units for the rate constant k changes depending on the exponent of the concentration.

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