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Homework Help: Chemical Kinetics (Graphing)

  1. Aug 23, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    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

    2. Relevant equations
    General Ratios between rates in chemical kinetics.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Stated in the problem.
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  3. Aug 23, 2014 #2


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    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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