relationship of K and time

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relationship of K and time

Postby BeylemZ-1B » Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:57 am

Will the instantaneous rate always decrease as the reaction proceeds? is there ever a chance we will see a reaction where the rate of reaction increases as time increases?

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Re: relationship of K and time

Postby vpena_1I » Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:44 am

I believe it will always decrease because reactions tend to move towards equilibrium, not against it.

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Re: relationship of K and time

Postby Connor Chappell 2B » Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:48 am

yes, the instantaneous rate is always its maximum value in the initial stages when you have your initial concentrations of each reactant and are ready to conduct the experiment. As the reaction approaches equilibrium, the instantaneous rate of the reaction decreases, and the rates of the forward and reverse reactions reach a point where they are equal, and then the reaction is considered to be at equilibrium.

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Re: relationship of K and time

Postby Eesha Sohail 1D » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:29 am

Just to make sure I've got this down: for a zero-order reaction the rate doesn't change, for a first-order reaction the rate decreases linearly, and for a second-order reaction it decreases exponentially. Is that correct?

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