Pseudo-first-order reaction

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Pseudo-first-order reaction

Postby 505095793 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:43 pm

What does it mean to turn a second order reaction into a pseudo-first-order reaction?

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Re: Pseudo-first-order reaction

Postby Toru Fiberesima 1L » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:19 pm

A reaction which is made first order by increasing or decreasing the concentration of a reactant is a pseudo first order reaction.

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Re: Pseudo-first-order reaction

Postby IsabelLight2H » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:10 pm

What’s the difference between a pseudo reaction and a reaction? Also a first and second order?

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Re: Pseudo-first-order reaction

Postby Celine Cheng 1H » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:53 pm

Are pseudo reactions made by having significantly high concentrations of other reactants so that they are essentially constant? Hence why they're pseudo?

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Re: Pseudo-first-order reaction

Postby Saman Andalib 1H » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:30 pm

You can do this by saturating the concentration of one of the reactants to the point where any subsequent increase in it will no longer affect the reaction rate. This will, therefore, relate any new change in the reactant rate to an increase in the other reactant, creating a pseudo-first order reaction.

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