"N" in Kinetics

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Mona El Masri 1F
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"N" in Kinetics

Postby Mona El Masri 1F » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:34 am

What is "N"? What does order of the reactant mean?

davidbakalov_lec2_2L
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Re: "N" in Kinetics

Postby davidbakalov_lec2_2L » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:12 am

The N refers to the order of the reaction. So a first order reaction, where the N is 1, means that the rate of reaction is directly proportional to the concentration of reactants. r = k[A]^1

LedaKnowles2E
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Re: "N" in Kinetics

Postby LedaKnowles2E » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:20 pm

It's usually a lower-case n, though.

katie_sutton1B
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Re: "N" in Kinetics

Postby katie_sutton1B » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:16 pm

Don't forget that n=1 is usually assumed, so it might not be explicitly said.

Aria Soeprono 2F
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Re: "N" in Kinetics

Postby Aria Soeprono 2F » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:13 pm

The order of a reaction also indicates to what extent the concentration has an effect on the rate, as well as which species has the greatest effect.


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