What is meant by rate of a reaction? Differentiate between average rate and instantaneous rate of a reaction.
Rate of reaction : It is the change in concentration of the reactants or products in a unit time.
Average rate : Average rate depends upon the change in concentration of reactants or products and the time taken for the change to occur. RP
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Instantaneous rate : It is defined as the rate of change in concentration of any one of the reactant or product at a particular moment of time.