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Negative order

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:29 pm
by Simrina Desar Dis 1H
What does it mean for a reaction to have a negative order?

Re: Negative order

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:13 pm
by Chloe1K
the concentration will appear in the denominator of the rate law. increasing the concentration would slow down the reaction because the negative order means it favors the reverse reaction.

Re: Negative order

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:13 pm
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
i am unsure if the order can be negative, good question

Re: Negative order

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:29 pm
by Patricia Macalalag 2E
I looked up negative order and apparently it indicates that the concentration of that species inversely affects the rate of the reaction. I'll link the site below

https://chem.libretexts.org/Core/Physic ... tion_Order

Re: Negative order

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:45 pm
by Meredith Steinberg 2E
I wouldn't worry too much about it when you're studying, since we will only be tested on 1st, 2nd and zeroth order.