## Edition 6 15.37

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

Raquel Ruiz 1K
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### Edition 6 15.37

Sulfuryl chloride, SO2Cl2, decomposes by first-order kinetics, and k =2.81 x 10^-3 min^-1 at a certain temperature.
(a) Determine the half-life for the reaction

Can someone help me get started on this problem? Not really sure what to do.

MariahClark 2F
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### Re: Edition 6 15.37

To start, for a first order reaction:
T_1/2= (0.693/K), so all you really have to do is substitute in for K.