Elementary reactions

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Elementary reactions

Postby ng1D » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:47 pm

For one of the learning outcomes, it says to write rate laws for elementary reactions. What is meant by elementary reactions?

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Re: Elementary reactions

Postby Jasleen Kahlon » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:54 pm

I think that it just means simple reactions without a lot of complex molecules and numbers involved, basically nothing beyond the equation examples in the homework problems.

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Re: Elementary reactions

Postby Jesse H 2L » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:56 pm

elementary as in simple, noncomplex, easy problems so to speak

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Re: Elementary reactions

Postby Nawal Dandachi 1G » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:57 pm

It's a single reaction step. It's when the products are formed in only a single reaction.

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Re: Elementary reactions

Postby smurphy1D » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:29 am

i think an elementary reaction would be something such as 2A + B yeilds 4C, and given a simple rate for one of the products such as .5 M/s of A, knowing that for every 2 A being consumed, there is a x amount of C being produced, and using the rate given to find the rate of product.

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Re: Elementary reactions

Postby Asha Agarwal 1E » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:30 am

An Elementary reaction is a single step reaction.

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