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Are we suppose to ignore the half-life formulas for zero-order and second-order reactions? The textbook mentioned that we only ever really use the half-life equation of a first-order reaction, but all three formulas are on our formula sheet.
No, it is possible that we could be asked to calculate the half life of zero or second order reactions. You just have to be careful because unlike with first order reactions, the inital/starting concentration changes the half life. So for each starting concentration there is a different half life.
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