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Plotting second order reactions

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:13 am
by marcus lin 1E
How do we plot a second order reaction on a graph to get a straight line?

Re: Plotting second order reactions

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:24 am
by Chem_Mod
For a second order reaction, a plot of 1/[A] vs t should give you a straight line with a positive slope.

Re: Plotting second order reactions

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:46 am
by Briana Lopez 4K
The equation for the second order integrated rate law is
kt + 1/[A]o = 1/[A]
where k is a positive slope in the straight line graph

Re: Plotting second order reactions

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:11 am
by Daisylookinland
In order to get a straight line plot for a second order rxn you must use the integrated rate law and plot 1/[A] vs. time. The slope will be a positive K value