## determining order of reaction

JosephineF
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### determining order of reaction

Will we always be given the order of the reaction because it has to be determined experimentally?

805291863
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### Re: determining order of reaction

I believe we will not always be given the order of the reaction, but you can tell by looking at graphs of ln[A] vs time, 1/[A] vs time, and [A] vs time. The graph that is a linear line indicates the order of that reaction

Megan Cao 1I
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### Re: determining order of reaction

if there is no information given to determine the rate order, then the orders should be given. However it is possible for us to be asked to determine the order of a reaction/reactant based on some data or graphs. For example we could be given an plot of lnK v time and asked to determine the order of the reactant.

Nuoya Jiang
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### Re: determining order of reaction

Usually, graphs of k and t will be given for a reaction for us to find out its order.

kristi le 2F
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### Re: determining order of reaction

Also, if you are given the elementary steps of a reaction, you may be able to determine the order of a reaction.

Caroline Zepecki
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### Re: determining order of reaction

We should either be given the graph to figure it out or given the information for an experiment.

Jainam Shah 4I
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### Re: determining order of reaction

The order would either be given or you would given a plot of the concentration versus time in some manner from which you can figure out the order.