Psuedo First Order

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Giselle1B
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Psuedo First Order

Postby Giselle1B » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:09 pm

What is psuedo first Order and how is it related to the first order process?

Ariel Cheng 2I
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Re: Psuedo First Order

Postby Ariel Cheng 2I » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:16 pm

A pseudo first order reaction is like a second order reaction that acts like a first order reaction under certain conditions.

Douglas Nguyen 2J
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Re: Psuedo First Order

Postby Douglas Nguyen 2J » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:01 pm

A pseudo rate is considered when there are too many changing concentrations. For instance, it is difficult to calculate the rate when you have k[A][B], and both A and B are changing. As such, you make one significantly larger so that the rate becomes dependent on only the other.

For this example, let's say [A] is significantly larger than [B]. Because of that, the pseudo rate is k'=[B]

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Re: Psuedo First Order

Postby Eesha Sohail 1D » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:28 am

So this concept is generally used in the gathering of experimental data?

Noe BM 1J
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Re: Psuedo First Order

Postby Noe BM 1J » Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:42 pm

Is the rate always going to depend on the reactant with smallest concentration?

Douglas Nguyen 2J wrote:A pseudo rate is considered when there are too many changing concentrations. For instance, it is difficult to calculate the rate when you have k[A][B], and both A and B are changing. As such, you make one significantly larger so that the rate becomes dependent on only the other.

For this example, let's say [A] is significantly larger than [B]. Because of that, the pseudo rate is k'=[B]


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