7A.7 Units of Rate Constants

$aR \to bP, Rate = -\frac{1}{a} \frac{d[R]}{dt} = \frac{1}{b}\frac{d[P]}{dt}$

Ariel Fern 2B
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7A.7 Units of Rate Constants

How do you conceptually determine the units of the rate constants of different orders of reactions, as asked in 7A.7? Is there any equation that you guys use to base this off of? Thanks for any help!

Niharika 1H
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Re: 7A.7 Units of Rate Constants

The units of rate constants are based off the general rate laws for each order.
For example, zero order: rate = k*(A0)^0

Shimei_2F
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Re: 7A.7 Units of Rate Constants

Organic Chem tutor used k=M^(1-n).s^-1.