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Integrated Rate Law

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:41 pm
by Mya Majewski 1L
How do you know whether to use the exponential decay 1st rate law or the regular integrated rate law? For example, in the 6th edition 15.25.

Re: Integrated Rate Law

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:34 pm
by MackenziePerillo-1L
I believe that the regular integrated rate law usually works with problems that have set concentrations and a set amount of time, where you are manipulating known variables to solve for an unknown in the problem. I believe the exponential decay formula you are referring to might be a derivation/manipulation of the regular integrated rate law. What is the exact formula you are referring to?