determining Kr


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Mallika Singh 1G
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determining Kr

Postby Mallika Singh 1G » Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:09 pm

When given a graph full of points of ln[A] vs t, all we need to do to find Kr is determine the slope? Do we use the typical slope equation (change in rise/run)?

Caitlyn Tran 2E
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Re: determining Kr

Postby Caitlyn Tran 2E » Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:10 pm

Yes, you can find k by calculating the slope. Since it is linear, you can use rise over run. If you look at the examples in the textbook, they use two points on the line to calculate the slope. Hope this helps!

JasonLiu_2J
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Re: determining Kr

Postby JasonLiu_2J » Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:24 pm

Also to add on, remember that for a first order reaction, the slope of the graph ln[A] vs time is -k, so you would need to multiply it by negative 1 to find the value of the rate constant.

Emily Burghart 1k
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Re: determining Kr

Postby Emily Burghart 1k » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:09 pm

JasonLiu_2J wrote:Also to add on, remember that for a first order reaction, the slope of the graph ln[A] vs time is -k, so you would need to multiply it by negative 1 to find the value of the rate constant.


Why are we able to just multiply the slope by -1 to find the rate constant?

Kyle Rex 1K
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Re: determining Kr

Postby Kyle Rex 1K » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:30 pm

because for a first order rxn, the plot for a linear slope would be: ln[A]= -kt + ln[A(initial)]

When comparing it to the linear form y=mx+b, you'll see that -k is m, or the slope. so to find k, you would multiply the slope, -k, by -1

Sofia Barker 2C
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Re: determining Kr

Postby Sofia Barker 2C » Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:06 pm

Yes, you would find the value of -k, the slope, through rise over run. The absolute value of the slope is equal to k.


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