Rate of formation, rate in terms of loss


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Arianna Ko 2E
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Rate of formation, rate in terms of loss

Postby Arianna Ko 2E » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:17 pm

If we are given 2A --> B + C for example, if the questions says that the rate of formation of B is ______, then is that the same as saying the rate in terms of loss of A is _______? In other words, do those two phrases equal the same rate.

Shally Li 2C
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Re: Rate of formation, rate in terms of loss

Postby Shally Li 2C » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:20 pm

Rate of formation of B is equal to 1/2 rate of decomp of A because A has a coefficient of 2.

Lydia Luong 4L
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Re: Rate of formation, rate in terms of loss

Postby Lydia Luong 4L » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:28 am

These phrases do not mean the same thing

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Re: Rate of formation, rate in terms of loss

Postby madisondesilva1c » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:34 am

The two will have the same unique rate but the k forward and k reverse will not be the same value. The rate of formation of b is 1/2 decomposition of A given your provided example. Check the book problems such as 15.1 in 6th edition, I believe this could clarify this topic for you.


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