Zero Order Reaction Example


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Eunice Lee 1A
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Zero Order Reaction Example

Postby Eunice Lee 1A » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:28 am

I don't really understand what a zero order reaction is. Can someone explain what it is and give an example of one?

kateminden
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Re: Zero Order Reaction Example

Postby kateminden » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:36 am

A zero order reaction is a reaction in which the rate is independent of the concentration of reactants. This means that the rate law of a zero order reaction is rate = k. I believe the reaction 2NH3 (g) --> N2 (g) + 3H2 (g) is a zero order reaction because the rate does not depend on the concentration of ammonia.

lukezhang2C
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Re: Zero Order Reaction Example

Postby lukezhang2C » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:33 pm

A zero order reaction is one where changing the concentration of your reactants does not change the initial rate of the reaction, meaning that your reaction rate is independant of that reactant. Zero order reaction K values will have M/s units.

Sofia Barker 2C
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Re: Zero Order Reaction Example

Postby Sofia Barker 2C » Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:29 pm

Zero order reactions are reactions in which the rate of the reaction only depends on the rate constant, not the concentration of reactant. The book gives an example, which is the reaction 2 NH3(g) --> N2(g) + 3 H2(g). Experiments show that no matter the initial concentration of NH3, the reaction always proceeds at the same rate.

Orrin Zhong 4G
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Re: Zero Order Reaction Example

Postby Orrin Zhong 4G » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:22 pm

Professor Lavelle gave an example of zero order reactions as a saturated catalyst reaction, therefore the rate of reaction is no longer dependent on the concentration of the reactants but rather on the speed at which catalysts can interact with the reactants.

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Re: Zero Order Reaction Example

Postby 805394719 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:26 pm

A zeroth-order reaction has a rate that does not depend on the concentration of the reactant. This is commonly observed in enzyme-catalyzed reactions when the enzyme is saturated with the substrate and increasing the substrate has no effect on the rate of the reaction since there are no more enzymes to bind to the substrates. Therefore, the rate of the reaction is constant.

Nathan Rothschild_2D
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Re: Zero Order Reaction Example

Postby Nathan Rothschild_2D » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:27 pm

What page can you find the example of a zero order reaction in the book?


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