The Properties of Chemical Reactions

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The Properties of Chemical Reactions A. Types of Chemical Reactions First order: A B (reactant) (product) First order reactions have a single reactant. Second order: A 1 + A 2 B Second order reactions have two reactants that “react” with each other. B. Reaction Rates The rate of all chemical reactions depends on the reactant concentrations. Reaction rate, or velocity, is defined as the amount of product produced per unit time in mols or mols/liter. The reaction velocity can be determined by multiplying the molar concentration of the reactant/s by the “rate constant” for that reaction. The rate constant is designated with a lower case k , and is a physical constant for that reaction that describes how rapidly it will proceed. First order: A B Velocity (v) = [B]/ t = k 1 [A] t = time; k 1 is the rate constant for a first order reaction and has units of reciprocal time (sec. -1
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