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Rate Laws

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:33 am
by julia lai 3A
What exactly does it mean for a reaction to be 1st order, 2nd order, and so on?

Re: Rate Laws

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:45 am
by Hannah_El-Sabrout_2K
They are all different relationships between concentration and rate. Depending on which order the reaction is, you will get different predictions of how fast the reaction is going. Essentially, they are different reaction speed trends. Sorry if this was kind of confusing!

Re: Rate Laws

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:55 pm
by Jeffreyho97
1st rate: the amount of material you put in is directly proportional to its rate

2nd rate: the rate is proportional to the amount squared

0th rate: rate stays the same no matter how much you put in