Why is 1/t an estimate of the Rate of Reaction?Watch
i.e. if a reaction finishes in 1 second, then the rate = 1
if a reaction finishes in 3 seconds, then the rate = 1/3
Obviously the one that finished in less time is quicker, 3 times quicker, which is shown by 1/t.
Sorry the question is why does 1/t ONLY give an estimate? So why is it not very accurate?
Ah right I see now, you're after the answer to one of the questions on the OCR Chemistry A Assessed Practicals for this year. The answer actually has nothing to do with 1/t being an estimate, it's worked out practically.
.....having said that im no expert so i might be wrong.