Rate dependency


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Matthew Casillas 1C
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Rate dependency

Postby Matthew Casillas 1C » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:45 pm

Is the rate really only dependent on the reactants? Is that the scope of this class?

Jacob Bershatski 4C
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Re: Rate dependency

Postby Jacob Bershatski 4C » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:54 pm

I think we only consider reactants because we are talking about the initial rate. At that point, there will be minimal products formed so the concentrations of products are not considered.

Hedi Zappacosta 1E
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Re: Rate dependency

Postby Hedi Zappacosta 1E » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:47 am

We are looking at the limiting reactant, or the one that reacts more slowly

Philipp_V_Dis1K
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Re: Rate dependency

Postby Philipp_V_Dis1K » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:59 pm

the rate depends on the reactants initially, over time the products will decompose back into reactants as they reach equilibrium, but initially it only matters on reactants (assuming temperature and all other factors are constant)

anthony_trieu2L
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Re: Rate dependency

Postby anthony_trieu2L » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:16 pm

Also remember to look at the order of the reactants. If there rate order of a reactant is zero, then it is not dependent on the concentration, but rather k.

Anand Narayan 1G
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Re: Rate dependency

Postby Anand Narayan 1G » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:49 pm

We focus a lot on initial reactants, as that tells us about the initial rate.


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