rate laws and graphs

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

josephyim1L
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rate laws and graphs

Is it important that we understand/are able to implement graphs of rate laws and integrated rate laws for solving problems?

Rachel-Weisz3C
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Re: rate laws and graphs

I think it is important to understand the graphs. I doubt we would need to draw them, but knowing the what the slopes are for different orders is probably useful. I think some practice problems even incorporate the graphs, and it might be hard to solve them if you do not know what the axes/slope would be if they aren’t labeled.

varunhariharan
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Re: rate laws and graphs

It is important to know what the integrated rate law for a 0, 1st, and 2nd order looks like when graphed, as well as what would cause them to be a straight line.

005113695
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Re: rate laws and graphs

You should probably know what the graphs generally look like and how the graphs are related to the equations.

Eva Zhao 4I
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Re: rate laws and graphs

For your reference, here are the graphs showing the slope line trends and axes labels for each order of reaction: