Forward/Reverse reaction rates

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Kaitlin Ross 3E
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Forward/Reverse reaction rates

Postby Kaitlin Ross 3E » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:11 am

On page 72 in the course reader, for the example given its says to assume that A+B<-->C+D is an elementary 2nd order reaction. Should we always assume that chemical reactions with a forward and reverse process are 2nd order reactions?

VinayK 2B
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Re: Forward/Reverse reaction rates

Postby VinayK 2B » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:20 am

No, as far as I'm aware, that was only used for the sake of an example. In most situations, you'll probably be given the order of the reaction.

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