Problem: The decomposition of SO2Cl2 is first order in SO2Cl2 and has a rate constant of 1.44×10−4 s-1 at a certain temperature. How long will it take for the concentration of SO2Cl2 to decrease to 25% of its initial concentration?

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[N]t = 25%

k = 1.44×10−4 s-1


Solving for [N]t/[N]0:

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The decomposition of SO2Cl2 is first order in SO2Cl2 and has a rate constant of 1.44×10−4 s-1 at a certain temperature. How long will it take for the concentration of SO2Cl2 to decrease to 25% of its initial concentration?

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