## Deriving these Equations

Payton Schwesinger 1J
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### Deriving these Equations

Does [A] always mean [A] initial? Or does it have to be explicitly shown? ( [A]0)

Lorie Seuylemezian-2K
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### Re: Deriving these Equations

I believe it needs to explicitly show [A]o or else we are unsure what order concentration is given

Julie Steklof 1A
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### Re: Deriving these Equations

It would need to have the 0 subscript to be [A] initial.

Natalie LeRaybaud 1G
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### Re: Deriving these Equations

Yes I agree that it would have to be explicitly shown as [A]0 because otherwise it could be [A]t which refers to the final concentration at a certain time. So it is necessary to be able to differentiate between the 2.

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### Re: Deriving these Equations

[A}0 means the initial concentration. [A} is the concentration at any given time.

Michelle Lee 2E
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### Re: Deriving these Equations

Always try to refer to equations like the ones we used in class. You can solve for [A]0 but don't assume [A] is [A]0.
For plots specifically for first, second and zero order, the axes are always time by [A], not [A]0.

Ivy Lu 1C
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### Re: Deriving these Equations

Unless it's given [A]0 then [A] is just the concentration at the given time, not the initial concentration.

Tia Tomescu 2D
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### Re: Deriving these Equations

[A] is concentration (at any time), and [A]0 is concentration at t=0.