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If one of the concentration is extremely large, then its concentration essentially remains unchanged. Thus the concentration for this item could be considered constant and be incorporated into the rate constant. As a result, it will look as if it were only a first order reaction.
Madison Hurst wrote:So is it technically a second order reaction, but because one of the concentrations is so big its basically constant?
it is pseudo first order with respect to the reactant you are focusing on, I think
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