How can I calculate the rate of reaction from a graph?

1 Answer
Jul 19, 2015

The rate of reaction is the measurement of chemical activity of a certain reaction.


Rate of reaction can be understood as the rate of change of the materials, such as the rate of depletion of the reactants or the rate of production of products.

Therefore, if a graph of concentration and time is plotted, the rate of reaction is simply the slope of the graph. The type of graph is determined by the order of reaction, a straight line graph indicates first order reaction. If the reaction is reversible, then the rate of reaction would become stagnant (stay constant at a specific value) after a certain amount of time.