HW 15(17)

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HW 15(17)

Postby Kiara1F » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:48 pm

when trying to solve for theorder of the third reactant C, we see that the exponent is 0 - sice its 0 does that make it independent of the rate and therefore not included? or should we still include it and just put 0 so that it is known?

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Re: HW 15(17)

Postby Amy_Bugwadia_3I » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:02 pm

I said that the rate = k * [A] * [B]^2 (didn't include [C] in the rate equation), but I did explicitly state that the reaction is zero order with respect to C. I think if you put [C]^0 into the rate equation it wouldn't make much of a difference as long as you stated that it's zero order with respect to C. The back of the textbook solutions don't include [C]^0.

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Re: HW 15(17)

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:48 pm

Not having [C]^0 will imply that it is not apart of the rate law, though you may leave it in for clarity. That is certainly not wrong.

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