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integrated rate law

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:03 pm
by aaronharouni
Why is it that we only consider the reactants with integrated rate laws?

Re: integrated rate law

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:46 pm
by 505095972
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.

Re: integrated rate law

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:41 pm
by Annalyn Diaz 1J
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".