Every book I look at, they state(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

rate = -Δ[A]/Δt = k[A] , for A → B

From there, they go on to derive the concentration-time equation.

Well, my concern is what if we have: aA → B

Shouldn't "a" be accounted for in the derivation.

In other words, why don't we derive a more general equation using rate = -Δ[A]/aΔt = k[A]?

It seems like the book wants me to use ln[A]_t = -kt + ln[A]_0 even when I have aA → B

For some reason, it's always the chemistry books horrible at explaining things (unlike Biology and Physics).

**Physics Forums - The Fusion of Science and Community**

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Why are coefficients not accounted for in derivations of concentration-time equations

Loading...

Similar Threads for coefficients accounted derivations | Date |
---|---|

Why is octanol prioritized for partition coefficients? | Jan 25, 2018 |

Electrokinetics: charge transfer coefficient | Jul 27, 2017 |

Confused about subscripts and coefficients wrt forumulas | Feb 9, 2017 |

Extinction Coefficient from Time series data | May 26, 2016 |

Accounting for DI Water during Titration | Jun 26, 2013 |

**Physics Forums - The Fusion of Science and Community**