Rate Laws question- check my reasoning!

asked by @jankj1 • almost 2 years ago • Chemistry • 5 pts

Give the individual reaction orders for all substances and the overall reaction order from the following rate law:

Rate = k [O3]^2/[O2]

I'm having trouble interpreting this question. It's the first time I've seen a rate law with a denominator. Would the overall order be 1, and the order of [o3] 2, and the order of [o2] 1?

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Hey! What you do here is move the [O2] to the top, so now it would have an exponent equal to -1, since we moved it to the numerator. That would make the overall reaction order equal to (2)+(-1) = 1. Hope that helped!

answered by @sabrina • almost 2 years ago