## Reaction orders

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

Lumbini Chandrasekera 1B
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### Reaction orders

Can you determine the order of a reaction simply from looking at the coefficients of the balanced chemical equation or do you have to use the experimental data?

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### Re: Reaction orders

You have to look at the experimental data and determine the order.

Tatum Keichline 2B
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### Re: Reaction orders

You'd have to use the experimental data still because coefficients don't determine order