Problem: The decomposition of XY is second order in XY and has a rate constant of 7.02×10−3 M-1 s-1 at a certain temperature. If the initial concentration of  XY is 0.050 M, what is the concentration of XY after 55.0 s?

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We’re being asked to determine the concentration of XY after 55.0 s given an initial concentration of 0.050 M.


The integrated rate law for a second-order reaction is as follows:


1[A]t=kt+1[A]0


where:

[A]t = concentration at time t

k = rate constant

t = time

[A]0 = initial concentration


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The decomposition of XY is second order in XY and has a rate constant of 7.02×10−3 M-1 s-1 at a certain temperature. If the initial concentration of  XY is 0.050 M, what is the concentration of XY after 55.0 s?

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