A first order reaction is a reaction whose rate depends linearly on the concentration of only one reactant. Since the given reaction for the decomposition of dinitrogen pentoxide (N2O5) is a first-order reaction, the rate equation can be written as:
The rate constant for the first-order decomposition at 45 °C of dinitrogen pentoxide, N2O5, dissolved in chloroform, CHCl3, is 6.2 × 10−4 min−1 .
2 N2O5 ⟶ 4 NO2 + O2
What is the rate of the reaction when [N2O5] = 0.40 M?
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