Non-integer orders


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Shuyi Yu 1B
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Non-integer orders

Postby Shuyi Yu 1B » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:34 pm

Will we ever be expected to know/find non-integer (like 1.5) reactant orders?

Brian Chhoy 4I
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Re: Non-integer orders

Postby Brian Chhoy 4I » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:36 pm

Lavelle says that it is not likely that we would get a non-integer order, since that is not common in natural reactions. You might get one that is a few decimal points off ( 1.97), thus you would just assume this is from experimental errors and round to 2.

lukezhang2C
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Re: Non-integer orders

Postby lukezhang2C » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:44 pm

The only non-integer order which is mentioned in the book which occurs commonly would be the 1/2 order, but the rest should be ranging from 0-3 at most.

Sydney Tay 2B
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Re: Non-integer orders

Postby Sydney Tay 2B » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:46 pm

Lavelle said that most orders will be in whole number calculations.

Leila_4G
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Re: Non-integer orders

Postby Leila_4G » Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:15 pm

Is there a certain amount within an integer that we should get in order to assume it counts for experimental error and round it?
Like, say on the exam I get n=1.75. Is that close enough to round to 2? If not, what is the general cutoff for being close enough?

Ryan Yoon 1L
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Re: Non-integer orders

Postby Ryan Yoon 1L » Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:19 pm

There will be no noninteger orders as Lavelle said most calculations are centered in whole number calculations and they arent common in nature.

Anish Natarajan 4G
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Re: Non-integer orders

Postby Anish Natarajan 4G » Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:29 pm

Most likely not considering what we've covered in class

Frank He 4G
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Re: Non-integer orders

Postby Frank He 4G » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:48 pm

Leila_4G wrote:Is there a certain amount within an integer that we should get in order to assume it counts for experimental error and round it?
Like, say on the exam I get n=1.75. Is that close enough to round to 2? If not, what is the general cutoff for being close enough?


As others have suggested, we're probably only going to encounter whole numbers or very near whole numbers in our class, so if we get 1.75 then that might be reason to assume there was a mistake somewhere, so if time permits, it'd be wise to check over our work again.


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