First order rxn graphs  [ENDORSED]


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Miriam Sheetz 2B
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First order rxn graphs

Postby Miriam Sheetz 2B » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:03 pm

How do the graphs differ among first, second, and zero order reactions?

Laura Gong 3H
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Re: First order rxn graphs

Postby Laura Gong 3H » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:05 pm

It differs in the Y axis.
Zero order is simply [A] vs time.
First order is ln[A] vs time.
Second order is 1/[A] vs time.

Jonathan Pai 2I
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Re: First order rxn graphs

Postby Jonathan Pai 2I » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:08 pm

They are all linear, but 0th is [A], 1st is ln[A], 2nd is 1/[A]. It is that way to linearize the graph, and second order have a positive k slope.

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Re: First order rxn graphs

Postby RachelCheung1A » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:44 pm

They all have time on the x axis
Zero order has [A] on the y axis and slope is -k
First order has ln[A] on the y and slope is also -k
Second order has 1/[A] on the y and slope is k

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Re: First order rxn graphs  [ENDORSED]

Postby Nicolle Fernandez 1E » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:59 pm

Zero order is A v. time with a slope of -K
First order is ln A v. time with a slope of -K
Second order is 1/A v. time with a slope of K


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