Winter 2016 Q4

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Winter 2016 Q4

Postby Michelle_Li_1H » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:23 pm

For this question we are asked to find the rate law and determine the rate constant given a set of data and the reaction:

2ClO (g) + O2 (g) ---> 2ClO2 (g)

When we're setting up the rate law, rate= k[ClO]^n * [O2]^m, would we include the coefficient of the ClO? Or is that already accounted for when we solve for n using the data set?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Winter 2016 Q4

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:59 pm

You will solve for the exponent. Remember that the coefficient does not have to match the exponent. Sometimes it will (and it will by chance) but you need to solve for them, not just look at the coefficient.

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