Determining Order of the Reaction


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haileymoto
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Determining Order of the Reaction

Postby haileymoto » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:37 am

How do we determine the overall order of the reaction given a chemical equation and a rate?

Simaran Dosanjh 3E
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Re: Determining Order of the Reaction

Postby Simaran Dosanjh 3E » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:48 am

add the order of the reactants
or look at the units of the rate

Kaitlin Ross 3E
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Re: Determining Order of the Reaction

Postby Kaitlin Ross 3E » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:58 am

The rate of the reaction is equal to k([R]^n). The overall order is equal to n. For reactions with multiple reactants, (ex: A+B+C->D) the rate is equal to k([A]^n x [B]^m x [C]^l) and the overall order is equal to n+m+l.


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