Half-life of Second-Order

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Kate Zeile 2D
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Half-life of Second-Order

Postby Kate Zeile 2D » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:28 am

In the textbook, at the end of section 15.6, it gives a table detailing all the components of each order of a reaction. For the half-life of a second-order reaction, it writes that the equation is t1/2=. However, underneath that, it says "(not used)." Does anyone know what this means/why this is the case?

Austin Ho 1E
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Re: Half-life of Second-Order

Postby Austin Ho 1E » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:07 am

I believe that, in general, the textbook won't be asking you questions about the half life of 2nd order reactions. Therefore, the equation is not used, but is still provided so you know what it is in theory.

Kayla Tchorz-Dis 1F
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Re: Half-life of Second-Order

Postby Kayla Tchorz-Dis 1F » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:55 pm

it is definitely correct and useable, so I'm not really sure why it would say don't use it. Maybe we won't be asked this question often.

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