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7A3

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:24 pm
by lauraxie2e
Aren't the answers supposed to be opposite of each other because one is rate of formation and one is rate of consumption?

Re: 7A3

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:44 pm
by Samuel Tzeng 1B
Since the equation has 3 moles of O2 on the reactant side, the rate at which oxygen reacts will be 3 times the rate of reaction
Similarly, since the equation has 2moles of H2O on the product side, the rate at which water forms will be 2 times the rate of reaction

Re: 7A3

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:17 pm
by BeylemZ-1B
we know from the unique rate equations for a reaction:
aA + bB --> cC + dD

the rate = -(1/a)d[A]/dt, -(1/b)d[B]/dt, (1/c)d[C]/dt, (1/d)d[D]/dt.
The stoichiometric coeff goes on denominator of the rate of production or consumption. I think this should help you.