rate constant vs rates

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Vanessa Romero-Campos 2B
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rate constant vs rates

Postby Vanessa Romero-Campos 2B » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:22 pm

why does increasing the concentration of reactants cause the rate to increase but it doesn't affect the rate constant ?

Lena Nguyen 2H
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Re: rate constant vs rates

Postby Lena Nguyen 2H » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:30 pm

If the Arrhenius Equation is considered (k = Ae^Ea/RT), the concentration of the reactant doesn't appear and so would not affect the rate constant.

Ramya Lakkaraju 1B
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Re: rate constant vs rates

Postby Ramya Lakkaraju 1B » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:35 pm

The rate constant is a constant and therefore must stay the same throughout.


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