Derivations


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Ardo 2K
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Derivations

Postby Ardo 2K » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:51 am

When deriving the integrated law for a second order reaction why isn't the kt negative, and also does a positive kt value mean that the slope of the line of 1 over the concentration of reactant plotted against time will be positive as well?

Zane Mills 1E
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Re: Derivations

Postby Zane Mills 1E » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:01 am

Because k must be positive (positive slope in the graph), answering your second question (yes).

Michaela Capps 1l
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Re: Derivations

Postby Michaela Capps 1l » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:58 pm

For the first question, in the integrated rate law, kt is positive, so that is why we use pos slope.

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Re: Derivations

Postby Michaela Capps 1l » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:58 pm

It is postitive because y=mx+b so the slope is positive.

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Re: Derivations

Postby Christina Cen 2J » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:18 pm

the graph of 1/[reactant] over time has a positive slope which is equal to k for 2nd order reactions


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