Zero Order Reactions and Rate of Reaction


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Tasnia Haider 1E
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Zero Order Reactions and Rate of Reaction

Postby Tasnia Haider 1E » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:35 pm

When a product/reactant has a zero order, does that mean it’s concentration is independent of the rate?

Ricardo Ruiz Flores 1D
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Re: Zero Order Reactions and Rate of Reaction

Postby Ricardo Ruiz Flores 1D » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:38 pm

"Independent of the rate" would mean that the concentration of that specific reactant/product does not interact with or affect the rate of the reaction; this is by definition what a zero order species does, since it is raised to the power of 0 and becomes a 1 (which does not multiply the rate constant by anything that would change it).

Chloe1K
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Re: Zero Order Reactions and Rate of Reaction

Postby Chloe1K » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:15 pm

it means that when you change the concentration, it does not have an effect on the rate.

Charles Ang 1E
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Re: Zero Order Reactions and Rate of Reaction

Postby Charles Ang 1E » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:23 pm

Yes, the answers above describe it well. The way I think if it, zero order reactions aren't affected by the reaction and as a result don't change. Therefore, graphing it would be a straight line with a slope of 0.

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Re: Zero Order Reactions and Rate of Reaction

Postby Chris Pleman 3E » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:56 pm

A zero order reaction also indicates that the rate of that specific reaction is at its maximum (usually due to the introduction of an enzyme) which is why changing the concentration of the reactant will not have an effect on the rate, but only the duration.

Phillip Winters 2F
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Re: Zero Order Reactions and Rate of Reaction

Postby Phillip Winters 2F » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:15 pm

It basically means that concentration does not affect reaction rate


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