Third Order Reactions


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Maggie Elgin 2A
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Third Order Reactions

Postby Maggie Elgin 2A » Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:19 am

I know that third reactions are extremely uncommon but what would be example of a real life third order reaction?

Sydmon Nguyen-Tran 1N
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Re: Third Order Reactions

Postby Sydmon Nguyen-Tran 1N » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:05 am

The hydrolysis of sucrose in acid solution is third-order, r = k[sucrose][H+][H2O]; however, the concentrations of both the catalyst H+ and the solvent H2O are normally constant, so that the reaction is pseudo–first-order.

Jimmy Zhou 3D
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Re: Third Order Reactions

Postby Jimmy Zhou 3D » Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:57 pm

The rate constant for a third order reaction would also be M-2 s-1 if time was given in seconds.

Jimmy Zhou 3D
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Re: Third Order Reactions

Postby Jimmy Zhou 3D » Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:57 pm

also if you had a reaction with A+B+C -> products

that could be a third order reaction.

Natassia Dunn 3G
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Re: Third Order Reactions

Postby Natassia Dunn 3G » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:04 pm

What would be the integrated rate law for a third order reaction?

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Re: Third Order Reactions

Postby nathansalce 3e » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:31 pm

The general example of a third order reaction is one where 3 molecules must collide, making it unlikely to occur as this is an unlikely event.


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