I am currently doing freshmen chemistry.
The question regarding why it is possible to approximate the reaction order to an integer is one of my post lab questions. As mentioned earlier, I have did my own search and made a few calculations (by varying the exponent by values of 0.1, 0.2). It does seem to be me that being an exponent, the difference can be very significant.
If the difference is significant, how can we conveniently approximate this value?