Chemistry 9th Edition

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

Chapter 12 - Chemical Kinetics - Review Questions - Page 591: 1


Reaction rate: rate at which the concentration of a reactant or product changes over time Initial Rate: reaction rate at the instant the reaction begins Average Rate: reaction rate over an interval of time Instantaneous rate: reaction rate at an instant in time The initial rate is usually the fastest.

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Definitions were provided in the textbook. The initial rate is usually the fastest because the concentration of reactants is greatest before any reaction has taken place, and the reaction rate is directly proportional to the concentration of reactants.
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