rate of conversion, \(\dot{\xi}\)

The rate of conversion for a reaction occurring in a closed system is defined as the time derivative of the extent of reaction: \[\overset{\text{.}}{\xi }=\frac{\mathrm{d}\xi }{\mathrm{d}t}\] In view of the definition of extent of reaction it follows that with reference to any species in a reaction showing time-independent stoichiometry \[\overset{\text{.}}{\xi }=\frac{\mathrm{d}\xi }{\mathrm{d}t}=\frac{1}{\nu _{i}}\ \frac{\mathrm{d}n_{i}}{\mathrm{d}t}\] where n i is the amount of the species at any time and ν i is its stoichiometric coefficient.
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