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Determining Rate Equations
Use concentration-time graphs to deduce the rate of a reaction
Use initial concentration-time data to deduce the initial rate of a reaction
Use rate–concentration data or graphs to deduce the order (0, 1 or 2) with respect to a reactant
Derive the rate equation for a reaction from the orders with respect to each of the reactants
Use the orders with respect to reactants to provide information about the rate-determining/limiting step of a reaction.
The rate equation is an experimentally determined relationship.
The orders with respect to reactants can provide information about the mechanism of a reaction.
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