## Applications

$\frac{d[R]}{dt}=-k; [R]=-kt + [R]_{0}; t_{\frac{1}{2}}=\frac{[R]_{0}}{2k}$

mayapartha_1D
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### Applications

Does anyone know of any examples of naturally occurring, applications of zero order reactions that we should be able to recognize?

Thanks!

Aya Shokair- Dis 2H
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### Re: Applications

I don't think we need to memorize anything.
Just if we plot the [A] vs time, and we get a linear line. Then we know that it is zero order

Daniisaacson2F
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### Re: Applications

For zero order, that just means that the concentration of that reactant does not affect the rate of the reaction. That can be seen in the problems where you compare the concentrations and rate constants of different reactions to find their orders; if it is zero order, then changing the concentration will not change the rate from one reaction to another.