reactant vs product

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Alison Trinh 1E
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reactant vs product

Postby Alison Trinh 1E » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:34 pm

Why do we focus on [R] when finding initial rates rather than [P] ?

Sydney Pell 2E
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Re: reactant vs product

Postby Sydney Pell 2E » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:43 pm

We focus more on [R] than [P] because it is easier to observe the initial rates of the reaction when t is very close to t=0. There are more reactants present than products at the beginning of the reaction so it is easier to measure the initial reaction rate if we examine [R].

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Re: reactant vs product

Postby Fdonovan 3D » Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:09 pm

Initially at t=0 (before the reaction even starts) there aren't any products at all, therefore initial reaction rates only depend on reactant concentration.

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Re: reactant vs product

Postby Kassidy Ford 1I » Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:24 pm

^^what they said, and I also think Lavelle mentioned that the rate of products formed is the same as the rate for reactants but with the opposite sign. Can someone confirm that I am remembering correctly?

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Re: reactant vs product

Postby Maya Pakulski 1D » Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:58 pm

Will we ever use [P]? If so when?

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