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Postby smurphy1D » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:24 am

Why are all of the units different for each order of reaction?

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Postby asannajust_1J » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:29 am

the units for k are 1/M^(n-1)*s. n being the order of the reaction. Thus, if the reaction is first order the units are 1/s and second order 1/Ms and so on.

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Re: 7A7

Postby Luc Zelissen 1K » Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:25 am

For order zero, the rate constant has units of mol·L−1·s−1 (or M·s−1)
For order one, the rate constant has units of s−1
For order two, the rate constant has units of L·mol−1·s−1 (or M−1·s−1)
And for order three, the rate constant has units of L2·mol−2·s−1 (or M−2·s−1)

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Re: 7A7

Postby Tanmay Singhal 1H » Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:01 pm

they use different ratios and thus the units are different

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