15.5

$aR \to bP, Rate = -\frac{1}{a} \frac{d[R]}{dt} = \frac{1}{b}\frac{d[P]}{dt}$

Cristian Carrasco 1F
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15.5

In hw problem 15.5, for part a why is .44 moles x L -1 multiplied by 1/3 instead of 3 for the reaction rate of oxygen ?

Nora Sharp 1C
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Re: 15.5

You're correct, I think the answer key in the book does say that the rate for oxygen should be .44*3.

Alex Nechaev 1I
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Re: 15.5

It could have something to do with the fact that for unique rate you have to divide by the stoichiometric coefficient, but I do think that in this case you are supposed to multiply by 3.