# Explain the difference between instantaneous rate of a reaction and average rate of a reaction.

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Explain the difference between instantaneous rate of a reaction and average rate of a reaction.

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The difference between instantaneous rate of reaction and averatge rate of a reaction are as Below

 Instantaneous rate of reaction Average rate of reaction (i) It occurs within a short span of time. It occurs during a long interval of time. (ii) It can't be calculated for multistep reaction. It can be calculated for multistep reaction. (iii) It can be calculated for elementary reaction. It can be calculated for elementary reaction.