reaction order


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Simrina Desar Dis 1H
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reaction order

Postby Simrina Desar Dis 1H » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:31 pm

Do reaction orders always have to be whole numbers or can they also have fractional orders?

Humza_Khan_2J
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Re: reaction order

Postby Humza_Khan_2J » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:38 pm

From some outside reading I've done(link posted below), certain complex reaction mechanisms with rate determining steps can result in fractional orders. They are indeed possible.

https://chemistry.stackexchange.com/que ... -mechanism

Kaileigh Yang 2I
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Re: reaction order

Postby Kaileigh Yang 2I » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:37 am

Reaction orders are typically positive numbers but it is possible for them to be zero, fractional, or negative.


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