In second order reaction why the graph btwn concentration and rate will be parabola and why it will be starting from origin and will open upwards?

Asked by ayushi | 12th Jun, 2016, 09:03: PM

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If the rate is proportional to some power of the concentration greater than one you will get parabola. In case of second order reaction rate is propotional to [A]2 . At very, very low concentrations, the rate is proportional to the substrate concentration. But as concentration increases, increasing the concentration more has less and less effect - and eventually the rate reaches a maximum.
 
 
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Answered by Arvind Diwale | 13th Jun, 2016, 12:37: PM