Zero Order Reaction- how to identify


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Julia Go 2L
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Zero Order Reaction- how to identify

Postby Julia Go 2L » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:47 pm

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

Postby Sydney To 1D » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:56 pm

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.

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Re: Zero Order Reaction- how to identify

Postby Toru Fiberesima 1L » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:50 pm

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


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