integrated rate law

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integrated rate law

Postby aaronharouni » Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:03 pm

Why is it that we only consider the reactants with integrated rate laws?

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Re: integrated rate law

Postby 505095972 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:46 pm

The rate laws only use the reactants because they are based on the initial rate of the reaction which is when no product has been created, or if it has it is so little that it is negligible. Therefore, you only need to account for the reactants in the equation.

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Re: integrated rate law

Postby Annalyn Diaz 1J » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:41 pm

To add on, we only consider reactants with the integrated rate law because if we consider products, we also have to keep into account the reverse reaction, which complicates the math. We only consider reactants to "keep the math simple".

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