# Problem: Carbon monoxide and chlorine gas react to form phosgene (COCl2) according to the equation: CO(g) + Cl2(g) → COCl2(g). The rate law for the reaction is Rate = k[Cl2]3/2[CO]. Which representation of the mixture of chlorine gas and carbon monoxide gas has the fastest initial rate?

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Highest initial rate

• highest [Cl2]

(a) Rate = k3/2 = 32

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Carbon monoxide and chlorine gas react to form phosgene (COCl2) according to the equation: CO(g) + Cl2(g) → COCl2(g). The rate law for the reaction is Rate = k[Cl2]3/2[CO]. Which representation of the mixture of chlorine gas and carbon monoxide gas has the fastest initial rate? Frequently Asked Questions

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