Problem 15.3

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Problem 15.3

Postby Lucia H 2L » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:29 pm

In 20. s, the concentration of nitrogen dioxide, NO2, decreases from 450 mmol/L to 320 mmol/L in the reaction 2 NO2(g) --> 2 NO(g) + O2(g). (a) Determine the rate of reaction of NO2.

How do you know how to calculate rate of reaction if you don't know the order?

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Re: Problem 15.3

Postby Sohini Halder 1G » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:43 pm

You dont need to. You know how much is changing in how many seconds; this gives you the rate.

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Re: Problem 15.3

Postby Shane Simon 2K » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:17 pm

This problem is just referring to the average rate which is delta Concentration / delta Time. So the order of the reaction isn't needed to find the rate. It would just be -(320-450)/20.

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Re: Problem 15.3

Postby RuchaDeshpande1L » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:54 pm

Equations for the rates of reaction are built off of the form . That is why, for example, the differential rate law of a first-order reaction is . However, the order of reaction is not need for this problem, as you are given the change in concentration and time elapsed to find the average rate of reaction. Therefore, we can solve to get our final answer of 6.5 mmol/L*s

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Re: Problem 15.3

Postby DamianW » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:14 pm

You don’t need to know the order unless it asks for something st a certain time

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