Differentiating Zero and One Order Reactions


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VivianaHF2L
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Differentiating Zero and One Order Reactions

Postby VivianaHF2L » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:03 am

Theoretically, since both the graphs of both zero and one would look similar(including the negative in the equation) how do we distinguish them?

Anushi Patel 1J
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Re: Differentiating Zero and One Order Reactions

Postby Anushi Patel 1J » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:57 am

You would look at the labels for the axes. For zero order, the straight line graph will be concentration vs time, but for first order it will be ln(concentration) vs time.

Rachel Yoo 1F
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Re: Differentiating Zero and One Order Reactions

Postby Rachel Yoo 1F » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:44 pm

The 1st order reaction should look like an exponential decay function


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