Write the rate equation for the general reaction aA bB ? cC dD in terms of [A] [B] [C] and [D] and a b c and d. Explain the reasons why the rate equation is formulated in this manner with respect to data consistency.

Write the rate equation for the general reaction aA bB ? cC dD in terms of [A] [B] [C] and [D] and a b c and d. Explain the reasons why the rate equation is formulated in this manner with respect to data consistency.