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#### bbrrookie

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##### How to find rate constant if only slope is given
« on: July 04, 2011, 07:22:56 PM »
For an equation that is first order how would i find k if only slope, which is 4.4 x 10-3 is given?

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#### BetaAmyloid

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##### Re: How to find rate constant if only slope is given
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2011, 07:52:45 PM »
Recall the equation for a first order reaction:

ln[A] = -kt + ln[A]0

This is similar to y = mx + b, right?

How can you use this to correlate your given slope with k?
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#### bbrrookie

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##### Re: How to find rate constant if only slope is given
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2011, 08:20:32 PM »
oh. duh!! thanks