pseudo rate law

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pseudo rate law

Postby Karina Kong 2H » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:14 pm

Could someone explain what a pseudo rate law is?

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Re: pseudo rate law

Postby TarynD_1I » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:16 pm

I believe that the pseudo rate law is essentially increasing all but one of the reactant concentrations, making them basically constant. This makes small changes in the small concentration significant by isolating it.

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Re: pseudo rate law

Postby Jiyoon_Hwang_2I » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:19 pm

In a pseudo rate law you assume that the other reactants are in large excess and you measure the isolated reactant

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Re: pseudo rate law

Postby VPatankar_2L » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:51 am

For the pseudo rate law, you would write the rate law in terms of the reactant that is in excess. Thus, you would substitute k' for k[reactant that is maintained at its original concentration]. For example in the reaction A + B --> C, and B's concentration were increased so that it would be in excess, rate= k'[A] where k'=k[B].

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