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Chemical Kinetics (Graphing)

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Homework Statement


I'm just rewording the question, because there is one thing in particular I'm after.

Given a graph of A, B, & C in Concentration(y) versus time(x), can you determine the balanced chemical equation?
Is that possible? I guess if you found the rates and then checked to see how the ratios compared then you'd know the coefficient since its something like -1/a*[A]/delta T = -1/b*/delta T = 1/c*[C]/delta T = 1/d*[D]/delta T


Homework Equations


General Ratios between rates in chemical kinetics.


The Attempt at a Solution


Stated in the problem.
 

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Homework Statement


I'm just rewording the question, because there is one thing in particular I'm after.

Given a graph of A, B, & C in Concentration(y) versus time(x), can you determine the balanced chemical equation?
Is that possible? I guess if you found the rates and then checked to see how the ratios compared then you'd know the coefficient since its something like -1/a*[A]/delta T = -1/b*/delta T = 1/c*[C]/delta T = 1/d*[D]/delta T


Homework Equations


General Ratios between rates in chemical kinetics.


The Attempt at a Solution


Stated in the problem.


If you think about it you can determine the balanced equation from [A], and [C] at any two times, i.e. by the changes of these. Graphically estimated rates incorporate this information for several different times, but the time factor is irrelevant.
 

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