Negative Orders

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Negative Orders

Postby nelms6678 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:10 am

Can a reaction order be negative? If so, how?

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Re: Negative Orders

Postby Yashaswi Dis 1K » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:18 am

It can because rate law is experimentally determined so if the experiment yields a result that allows for a negative reaction order then that is possible. Typically I don't think we will be dealing much with negative reaction order because it is not as common but it is good to know that it can exist.

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Re: Negative Orders

Postby Angel R Morales Dis1G » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:51 pm

A previous post stated that their T.A told them that we should be comfortable with negative orders for the final, but we shouldn't worry about fractions or stuff like that.

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Re: Negative Orders

Postby Yeyang Zu 2J » Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:00 am

It can be negative, which means as the substances decreases , the reaction rates increases. Try to think of the relationships between products and forward reaction

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Re: Negative Orders

Postby Cynthia Bui 2H » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:45 am

A reaction can be negative with respect to one reactant but I don't think all reactants can have a negative order. The overall order for a reaction has to be at least 0.

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Re: Negative Orders

Postby sallina_yehdego 2E » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:22 pm

Yes, negative orders are possible and just means that whatever the substance is, it decreases and cases the reaction rate to increase. I had the same confusion, but a TA told me to get familiar with negative orders and fractions.

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