Chemistry 9th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133611095
ISBN 13: 978-1-13361-109-7

Chapter 12 - Chemical Kinetics - Active Learning Questions: 6

Answer

The rate law could be zero order in chemical $A$ if there is a very limited amount of catalyst or a limited amount of $B$.

Work Step by Step

If the reaction is limited by other factors, then increasing the concentration of [A] will not affect the reaction rate. This is essentially the definition of a zero order reaction.
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