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Jasmine Botello 2F
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Postby Jasmine Botello 2F » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:03 am

What’s a real life example of a second order reaction?

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Re: Example?

Postby Kaileigh Yang 2I » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:20 am

An example of a second order reaction is the formation of oxygen molecules from the combustion of oxygen atoms and ozone (O + O3 → O2 + O2).

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Re: Example?

Postby Jeremiah Samaniego 2C » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:22 am

Another example is the reaction of nitrogen dioxide with fluorine gas.

NO2 (g) + F2 (g) → 2NO2F(g)

The respective rate would be rate = k[NO2][F2]. Since both NO2 and F2 are of the first order, the overall order is 1 + 1 = 2.

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Re: Example?

Postby vicenteruelos3 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:38 pm

another example is the decomposition of nitrogen dioxide


r= k[NO2]^2

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Re: Example?

Postby Jasmin Tran 1J » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:13 pm

This is an intermediate reaction of another reaction, but it is still second order:
O + H2O → 2 OH
A common product of combustion is water, and reacts with all the loose oxygen atoms produced in other reactions to form hydroxides.

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