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J. W. Hill, R. H. Petrucci, T. W. McCreary, & S. S. Perry General Chemistry, 4th edition.

Problem 13.27.

For the reaction, A products, a graph of [A] versus time is a curve. What can be concluded about the order of this reaction?




Answer:

The integrated rate laws, written as linear equations, are:

For zero order reactions: 

For first order reactions: 

For second order reactions: 

Since [A] vs. t is a curve, the reaction can not be zero order.