Problem: At 400 K oxalic acid decomposes according to the reaction: H2C2O4(g) → CO2(g) + HCOOH(g). In three separate experiments, the initial pressure of oxalic acid and final total pressure after 20,000 s is measured.Experiment123P H2C2O4 at t = 065.8  92.1  111PTotal at t = 20,000 s93.6131158  Find the rate law of the reaction.

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We are asked to write the rate law expression for the given reaction

To do so, we shall follow these steps:

Step 1: Find the remaining pressure of oxalic acid.

Step 2: Use the integrated rate law equation for the first-order and check for the consistent value of K.


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At 400 K oxalic acid decomposes according to the reaction: H2C2O4(g) → CO2(g) + HCOOH(g). In three separate experiments, the initial pressure of oxalic acid and final total pressure after 20,000 s is measured.

Experiment123
P H2C2O4 at t = 065.8  92.1  111
PTotal at t = 20,000 s93.6131158  





Find the rate law of the reaction.

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