Naming Orders

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Brandon Fujii 1K
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Naming Orders

Postby Brandon Fujii 1K » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:46 pm

I know that the overall reaction order for:

RATE= k[NH4+]n [NO2-]m

is n+m (if n=1 and m=1) the overall reaction rate is 2

But what do we call the individual orders (only n or only m)?

Chris Pleman 3E
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Re: Naming Orders

Postby Chris Pleman 3E » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:49 pm

Usually you can determine through the data given for each individual compound concentration's effect on the rate of the reaction.

Maria Bajenov 1I
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Re: Naming Orders

Postby Maria Bajenov 1I » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:13 pm

Even though the overall reaction order is second, I believe the individual orders would both be first.

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Re: Naming Orders

Postby Kayla Tchorz-Dis 1F » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:53 pm

I think individually the orders are first, and together they form a second order reaction.

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