straight line to fit data


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Alison Trinh 1E
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straight line to fit data

Postby Alison Trinh 1E » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:47 pm

What does having a straight line when plotting data tell us?

Helen Struble 2F
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Re: straight line to fit data

Postby Helen Struble 2F » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:51 pm

Depending on the order of the reaction, you will have to plot time by a different y-axis to achieve a straight line with slope kr or -kr. For zero order reactions, simply plot [A] by t. For first order, plot ln[A] by t. For second order, plot 1/[A] by t. If you are given a graph of a straight line then, you can figure out the order by looking at the variable in thew y-axis.

Sofia Barker 2C
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Re: straight line to fit data

Postby Sofia Barker 2C » Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:17 pm

If you plot [A] vs time and get a straight line, this tells us that the reaction is zero order.
If you plot ln [A] vs time and get a straight line, this tells us that the reaction is first order.
If you plot 1/[A] vs time and get a straight line, this tells us that the reaction is second-order.

Christine Honda 2I
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Re: straight line to fit data

Postby Christine Honda 2I » Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:22 pm

Depending on the order of the reaction, the straight line (whether it is a positive or negative slope and the graph axis labels itself) will tell you the order of the reaction.

Emily Chirila 2E
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Re: straight line to fit data

Postby Emily Chirila 2E » Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:23 pm

Given a graph of a straight line, you need to be able to know what order the reaction is based off the y-axis.

Nicholas Chin 1G
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Re: straight line to fit data

Postby Nicholas Chin 1G » Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:39 pm

The slope will also give you a different constant value depending on the order of the reaction.


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