15.3/Unique Rate

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Alexandra Carpenter 1G
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15.3/Unique Rate

Postby Alexandra Carpenter 1G » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:19 pm

In the problem, the reaction is given as N2(g) --> 3 H2(g) + 2 NH3(g). The unique rate if reaction is half of the rate of reaction for NO2. When finding this, do we divide by the coefficient of the reactant only?

Matthew Lee 3L
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Re: 15.3/Unique Rate

Postby Matthew Lee 3L » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:26 pm

Yes, because you are using the reaction rate of the reactant, NO2, you divide by its stoichiometric coefficient, which in this case is 2.

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Re: 15.3/Unique Rate

Postby Johann Park 2B » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:39 am

Did you mean the reaction: 2NO2 -> 2NO + O2?

Then yes, the decomposition of NO2 is used to find the unique rate of the reaction which is 1/2(Δ[NO2]/Δt)

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