## Each orders' units

JoseGonzalez_Lec2_2H
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### Each orders' units

Can I say a reaction constant's order off its units? For example: if a reaction constant has one over seconds(s^-1) can I say solely off the units that it is first order?

Kareem
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### Re: Each orders' units

Yes you can. It would be a clever way to ask a question on the quiz. based on the units, you can determine the order.

jngao1J
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### Re: Each orders' units

To add, k is just a constant that equates each side of the equation. So if you know the units of K, then you roughly know what each side is made up of and can determine its order that way

Gigi Ye 2K
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### Re: Each orders' units

Depending the molar concentrations above and below in the fraction, you cancel whichever units that may remain after.