Measuring Rates of Reaction

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  • Created on: 16-06-11 13:45
  • The speed of a reaction can be observed either by how quickly the reactants are used up or how quickly the products are formed. It's usually a lot easier to measure products forming.
  • The rate of reaction can be calculated using this equation:

Rate of reaction = amount of reactant used or amount of product formed / Time

There are three different ways that the speed of a reaction can be measured:

1) Precipitation

  • This is when the product of the reaction is a precipitate which clouds the solution.
  • Observe a mark through the soution and measure how long it takes for it to disappear.
  • The faster the mark disappears, the quicker the reaction.
  • This only works for reactions where the initial solution is see-through.
  • The result is very…


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