## difference between consumption and decomposition

$\frac{d[R]}{dt}=-k[R]^{2}; \frac{1}{[R]}=kt + \frac{1}{[R]_{0}}; t_{\frac{1}{2}}=\frac{1}{k[R]_{0}}$

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### difference between consumption and decomposition

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

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.