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Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:03 am
What’s a real life example of a second order reaction?
Posted: 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).
Posted: 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.
Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:38 pm
another example is the decomposition of nitrogen dioxide
Posted: 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.