Order of Reaction

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Tinisha 1G
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Order of Reaction

Postby Tinisha 1G » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:03 pm

Can someone explain the concept of order of reactions? I understand how to find the order based on the rate law, but I don't understand it conceptually. Can someone help me?

Grace Kim 1J
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Re: Order of Reaction

Postby Grace Kim 1J » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:50 pm

The order of a reaction determines how the concentrations and the rate of reaction are related. By examining the overall order and the individual orders of the components of a reaction, we can see which concentrations influence the rate of the reaction. We can see if the concentration of one reactant is more or less influential than the concentration of another, or if the concentration of a reactant has no influence on the rate whatsoever (zero order).

Hope this helped!

Jordan Lo 2A
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Re: Order of Reaction

Postby Jordan Lo 2A » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:03 pm

Do we know how to find the order or will it be given?

Lauren Ho 2E
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Re: Order of Reaction

Postby Lauren Ho 2E » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:43 pm

Here is a visual that I hope helps:
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Esther Lee 4H
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Re: Order of Reaction

Postby Esther Lee 4H » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:37 am

Jordan Lo 2A wrote:Do we know how to find the order or will it be given?

The hw questions I did mostly gave it to you and told you that it was first order or something else so I think it’s given to you but someone correct me if I’m wrong please

George Ghaly 2L
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Re: Order of Reaction

Postby George Ghaly 2L » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:51 pm

The graph posted above is a great tool to use in order to understand the order of reactions.


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