Fractional Rate Constants


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TiffanyL1G
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Fractional Rate Constants

Postby TiffanyL1G » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:43 pm

Is it possible to have fractional rate constants? Should we round up/down to the nearest whole number or do we just take the natural log and solve for the rate constant?

Mona Lee 4L
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Re: Fractional Rate Constants

Postby Mona Lee 4L » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:05 am

Yes, it is possible to have fractional rate constants. Most rate constants are going to be a decimal, so I would suggest just rounding for significant figures.

Rami_Z_AbuQubo_2K
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Re: Fractional Rate Constants

Postby Rami_Z_AbuQubo_2K » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:31 pm

In this class, you will need to round up, but they do exist as decimals. For the purpose of the class and the exam, just round everything up or down accordingly.


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