Horvath Practice Problems 12

Horvath Practice Problems 12 - a 6 = b and C and D do not...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
2 DIFFERENTIAL RATE LAWS The Reaction Rate Consider the reaction aA + bB cC + dD. (2.1) We can monitor the rate of this reaction in a number of ways. We can watch either A or B disappear or we can watch either C or D appear. That is, we can monitor the derivative of the concentration of A, B, C or D with respect to time: d [ I ] dt , where [ I ] is the concentration of A, B , C or D . If we inspect the stoichiometry of the above reaction we see that a moles of A react with b moles of B to make c moles of C and d moles of D. Therefore A and B do not disappear at the same rate if
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: a 6 = b and C and D do not appear at the same rate if c 6 = d. But, since the stoichiometry is f xed for a given reaction, one can easily adjust the derivative of the concentration with re-spect to time to give a reaction rate, v, that is consistent re-gardless of which reactant or product is monitored. The rate (or velocity) of a reaction is v = 1 I d [ I ] dt , (2.2) DIFFERENTIAL RATE LAWS 11...
View Full Document

This document was uploaded on 11/01/2011 for the course CHM 2046 at University of Florida.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online