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Helen Struble 2F
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Graphs

Postby Helen Struble 2F » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:59 pm

Do graphs only show the order with respect to a specific reactant? For example, if we are given a linear plot of 1/[A] by time, we can infer the reaction is second order. But do we know whether other species are involved besides A? Is it possible that there is a species B involved which is first order (just as an example), making the entire thing third order? Or would 1/[A] not be a linear graph then?

Charisse Vu 1H
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Re: Graphs

Postby Charisse Vu 1H » Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:31 pm

The graphs only show order in relation to a specific molecule/reactant. I do not believe we know the graphs for overall orders.

Lara Kristine Bacasen 1L
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Re: Graphs

Postby Lara Kristine Bacasen 1L » Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:45 pm

Its good to know for which order what is on the axes

Owen-Koetters-4I
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Re: Graphs

Postby Owen-Koetters-4I » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:27 pm

the graphs are specific to a specific reactant/molecule


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