Essays Tagged: "Rate equation"

Rate Law and Mechanisms

Many reactions occur over a number of steps. The slowest of these steps determines the rate of the reaction and is called the "rate determining step".A. Rate Expression (or Rate Law)For a ... given reaction:aA + bB cC + dD (where a, b, c & d are the stoichiometricnumber - for balancing)Rate = k [A]x [B]y (x & y have nothing to do with a, b, c or d)(k is called the "rate constant") ... ant"){using square brackets around a substance, [A], means the concentration of "A" in mol dm-3}The rate is always the initial rate and is found by monitoring the concentration of one of the species. ...

(5 pages) 27 0 4.3 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry