Does reaction rate mean average reaction rate?


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Jeannine 1I
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Does reaction rate mean average reaction rate?

Postby Jeannine 1I » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:48 pm

I just wanted to ask, when the book or the final asks you to find the reaction rate for a substance, which reaction rate (average, instantaneous, or unique) do we presume to use?

Tarika Gujral 1K
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Re: Does reaction rate mean average reaction rate?

Postby Tarika Gujral 1K » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:28 am

Unless the problem specifies that it is average rate, in general, rate is instantaneous.

Michael Novelo 4G
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Re: Does reaction rate mean average reaction rate?

Postby Michael Novelo 4G » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:36 am

Usually instantaneous since for graphs we're comparing the concentration vs time. we usually find a concentration at a specific moment in time.

Tinisha 1G
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Re: Does reaction rate mean average reaction rate?

Postby Tinisha 1G » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:34 pm

If it says average rate, then it is average. If it just says rate, then they are referring to the instantaneous rate.


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