Figure 4.7:

Reaction rate versus concentration for nth-order kinetics, r=kc_A^n, n\geq 0, k=1 for all orders.

Code for Figure 4.7

Text of the GNU GPL.

main.m


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% Copyright (C) 2001, James B. Rawlings and John G. Ekerdt
%
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npts = 100;
cfin = 3;
cmin = 0.001;
k = 1;
orders = [3;2;1;1/2;0];
norders = length(orders);
store = [];
for i = 1: norders
  c = linspace(cmin,cfin,npts)';
  n=orders(i);
  rate = k*c.^n;
  store = [store c rate];
end
save -ascii reacrate.dat store;
if (~ strcmp (getenv ('OMIT_PLOTS'), 'true')) % PLOTTING
plot (store(:,1), store(:,2), store(:,3), store(:,4), ...
      store(:,5), store(:,6), store(:,7), store(:,8), ...
      store(:,9), store(:,10));
% TITLE
end % PLOTTING