First Order Integrated Law


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Tamera Scott 1G
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First Order Integrated Law

Postby Tamera Scott 1G » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:36 pm

Why is the equation ln([A]t[A]0)=−kt also written as ln([A]0[A]t)=kt? Are they the same thing?

Shubham Rai 2C
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Re: First Order Integrated Law

Postby Shubham Rai 2C » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:47 pm

The difference is probably due to what the [A] value is. The - is probably associated with reactants while the equation with the - is associated with products.

Xinyi Zeng 4C
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Re: First Order Integrated Law

Postby Xinyi Zeng 4C » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:48 pm

They are the same thing!
ln([A]t/[A]0)=−kt can be written as ln([A]t)-ln([A]0)=-kt [ according to the log rule that ln(a/b)=ln(a)-ln(b) ]
multiply both sides of the equation by -1, you will get:
-ln([A]t)+ln([A]0)=kt, hence ln([A]0)-ln([A]t)=kt
applying the log rule again, you will get ln([A]0[A]t)=kt

LeannaPhan14BDis1D
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Re: First Order Integrated Law

Postby LeannaPhan14BDis1D » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:15 pm

Yes they are the same thing.


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