Chemistry 9th Edition

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ISBN 10: 1133611095
ISBN 13: 978-1-13361-109-7

Chapter 12 - Chemical Kinetics - Review Questions: 5

Answer

Plotting the concentration of the reactants versus time for a zeroth order reaction would give a linear relationship between the data points. Plotting the natural logarithm of the concentration of the reactants versus time for a first order reaction would give a linear relationship between the data points. Plotting the multiplicative reciprocal of the concentration of the reactants versus time for a second order reaction would give a linear relationship between the data points. The rate constant of a zeroth and first order reaction would be the additive inverse of the slope of the line of best fit for the data points plotted in the methods listed above. The rate constant of a second order reaction would be the slope of the line of best fit for the data plotted in the method listed above. The y-intercept of a zeroth order reaction plot is the initial concentration of the reactant. The y-intercept of a first order reaction plot is the natural logarithm of the initial concentration of the reactant. The y-intercept of a second order reaction plot is the multiplicative reciprocal of the initial concentration of the reactant.

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