## rate of disappearance

$K = \frac{k_{forward}}{k_{reverse}}$

Nicolette_Canlian_2L
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### rate of disappearance

How do we calculate a rate law if we are given the rate of disappearance instead of the rate of formation?

Tarika Gujral 1K
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### Re: rate of disappearance

It would be in terms of the compound that is being consumed. For example,

A —> B + C
R = k[A]

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### Re: rate of disappearance

Because we will be studying rate constants bases on reactants, the rates of disappearance of reactants are likely what we'll be basing our rate laws on for the final

Irene Zhou 1E
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### Re: rate of disappearance

We have to consider the rate of disappearance for the reactants so I think I would use the mol-to-mol ratio to calculate how much reactant disappeared.

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