Slope = -k


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Olivia Young 1A
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Slope = -k

Postby Olivia Young 1A » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:42 pm

Is there a specific reason both zero order reactions and first order reaction graphs have a slope of -k, while the slope of a second order reaction is k?

Melody P 2B
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Re: Slope = -k

Postby Melody P 2B » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:50 pm

This kind of helps answer your question.

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Chloe Qiao 4C
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Re: Slope = -k

Postby Chloe Qiao 4C » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:43 pm

I believe it is because of the integrated rate laws derived (specific sign because of the math).

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Re: Slope = -k

Postby 805087225 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:52 am

This only means that integrating gives different values, and k would be negative or positive, depending on the equation.


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