0 Order vs Independent Rate?


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NatBrown1I
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0 Order vs Independent Rate?

Postby NatBrown1I » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:38 pm

What does 0 order mean versus independent of rate?

Gillian Murphy 2C
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Re: 0 Order vs Independent Rate?

Postby Gillian Murphy 2C » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:03 pm

I'm not positive, but I think they're the same thing. When a reaction is 0 order, the rate = k[A]^0, and since [A]^0 is equal to 1, the rate will just be rate = k. Since the rate is always the same regardless of the reactant concentration, the rate is independent of the concentration.


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