Quiz 2 prep #3


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Quiz 2 prep #3

Postby Jose_Arambulo_2I » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:16 am

This question gives the reaction N2O---> N2 + O2 and it gives the rate constant r*k[N2O]. Would this be first order because of the given rate law, or do we have to balance it then add an exponent (in this case 2) to the concentration?

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Re: Quiz 2 prep #3

Postby Maria_Contreras_3A » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:32 pm

I would assume that you are given the fact that it is a first order reaction since it states "rate=k[N2O]"

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Re: Quiz 2 prep #3

Postby Beata_Vayngortin_3L » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:41 pm

The rate constant helps you determine the order of the reaction. You cannot just assume what the order of the reaction will be based on its balanced form and by looking at the stoichiometric coefficients.

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Re: Quiz 2 prep #3

Postby Maria_Contreras_3A » Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:12 pm

So how would the rate constant in this case help us determine the order of the reaction? I understand that through experiments you can compare the rate constants and their initial concentration to conclude the order reaction, right?

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Re: Quiz 2 prep #3

Postby Melanie Martinez 1K » Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:15 pm

Can you explain exactly how to determine the order of the reaction? Im still not sure how the rate constant would help.


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