Not used Half life


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VivianaHF2L
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Not used Half life

Postby VivianaHF2L » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:27 am

In the 6th edition textbook, there is a table that describes all three orders but on the bottom of zero and second order the half life states not used. What does this mean?

Parth Mungra
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Re: Not used Half life

Postby Parth Mungra » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:27 pm

For zero order, there is no half life due to the integrated rate law not having concentration

DLee_1L
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Re: Not used Half life

Postby DLee_1L » Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:01 am

Yeah, you cannot find a half life of a substance if its concentration does not affect the rate law to begin with. That would be the equivalent of taking half of 0.

Anika Chakrabarti 1A
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Re: Not used Half life

Postby Anika Chakrabarti 1A » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:33 am

I thought that zero-order does have a half-life. In my notes, I have that it's [A]initial / 2k.

Louise Lin 2B
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Re: Not used Half life

Postby Louise Lin 2B » Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:07 pm

the half-life of a zero-order reaction actually depends on the initial concentration and the rate constant

MinuChoi
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Re: Not used Half life

Postby MinuChoi » Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:38 pm

The half-life of a second-order reaction is t1/2=1/k[A0]

405268063
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Re: Not used Half life

Postby 405268063 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:42 pm

Yes there is a half-life for zero order reactions and it is: [A initial] / 2k

Shrayes Raman
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Re: Not used Half life

Postby Shrayes Raman » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:35 pm

Half life of zero order is[ initial concentration / 2 * k]

505306205
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Re: Not used Half life

Postby 505306205 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:38 pm

The half-life for a first order reaction is used because it remains constant for a substance and is independent of reactant concentration.


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