reaction rate and rate constant


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Cecilia Tsai 3C
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reaction rate and rate constant

Postby Cecilia Tsai 3C » Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:30 pm

Hi guys,
what's the difference between reaction rate and rate constant, if any?

hpage204
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Re: reaction rate and rate constant

Postby hpage204 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:43 pm

The reaction rate is the rate at which a product is produced or a reactant is consumed. The rate constant is the calculated value, K, that is used to calculate the reaction rate. K varies for each reaction and must be calculated to determine a reaction's rate law. Also, the units for K vary depending on what order the reaction is.


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