Figure 4.10 (page 123):

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

Code for Figure 4.10

Text of the GNU GPL.

main.m

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npts = 100;
cfin = 3;
cmin = 0.001;
k = 1;
orders = [-2;-1;-0.5;0];
%orders = [1;2;3;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
plot (store(:,1), store(:,2), store(:,3), store(:,4), ...
       store(:,5), store(:,6), store(:,7), store(:,8));
axis ([0, 3, 0, 5]);
title ('Figure 4.10')