## Example 7C.1

$K = \frac{k_{forward}}{k_{reverse}}$

Joseph Saba
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### Example 7C.1

How should we think of the rate of decomposition vs rate of formation in this type of scenario? Will we have to do this one a test?

JamieVu_2C
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### Re: Example 7C.1

I think the rate of decomposition relates to the rate of formation in that they are conveyed by the same rate law. For part a, the reaction is
NO + NO --> N2O2. The rate law is rate = k[NO]^2. For the decomposition of NO, the rate law is k[NO]^2, and for the rate of formation of N2O2, the rate law is still k[NO]^2.