## Slopes of a plot

JulieAljamal1E
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### Slopes of a plot

Is the slope of a plot of a first order negative?

Meghanhe1l
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### Re: Slopes of a plot

yes it is

Gillian Ward 1F
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### Re: Slopes of a plot

Since first order is ln[A]=-kt+ln[A]o it has a negative slope due to the -k.

SydBenedict2H
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### Re: Slopes of a plot

The only one that isn't -k is is 2nd-order, which is just k (+k).

Giselle1B
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### Re: Slopes of a plot

Zero Order also has a negative slope. Think of the equations as mx+b. The Slope (mx) is similar to kt in the order process formulas.

Douglas Nguyen 2J
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### Re: Slopes of a plot

Yes, both zero and first order reactions' linear plots have slope as -k.

Kate Swertfager
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### Re: Slopes of a plot

Yes the graph of the first order has a negative slope. The slope is -k and since k is always positive the slope is always negative for 1st order.