Reaction Rate Definition

Reaction rate is how fast a chemical reaction proceeds.
Reaction rate is how fast a chemical reaction proceeds. Arne Pastoor, Getty Images

Reaction Rate Definition: The reaction rate is the rate at which the reactants of a chemical reaction form the products.

Reaction rates are expressed as concentration per unit time.

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