We have to describe at what times we can have trouble distinguishing a zero-order reaction from a first-order reaction.
The order of a chemical reaction is defined as the sum of power of concentrations of the reactants in the rate equation.
Order of a chemical reaction is determined experimentally; it cannot be determined using stoichiometry from balanced chemical equation.
Comparison of first-order and zero-order reactions for the disappearance of reactant A with time.
At which times during the reaction would you have trouble distinguishing a zero-order reaction from a first-order reaction?
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