difference between consumption and decomposition


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difference between consumption and decomposition

Postby 704647747 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:45 pm

What is the difference between consumption and decomposition of reactions? when do we use consumption instead of decomposition, and does the choice affect the way of calculating the total reaction order?

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Re: difference between consumption and decomposition

Postby Alex Nguyen 3I » Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:25 am

I think that decomposition is the same thing as consumption, just more specific. The orders will therefore not be different as long as you're talking about the initial rates of reactant consumption. Hope this helps.


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