## Zero Order Reaction- how to identify

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

Julia Go 2L
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### Zero Order Reaction- how to identify

So by definition, a reaction is a zero order reaction if the rate is independent of the concentration of the reactant. I am slightly confused on how you would be able to identify if a reaction is zero order? Are there specific examples?

Sydney To 1D
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### Re: Zero Order Reaction- how to identify

Yes. For a zero-order reaction, the rate of the reaction is independent of reactant. The integrated rate law will help us determine is the reaction is zero-order is the plot of time (x-axis) vs. concentration of the reactant (y-axis) gives us a negative linear regression.

Toru Fiberesima 1L
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### Re: Zero Order Reaction- how to identify

A reaction is zero-order if concentration data is plotted versus time and the result is a straight line.