Problem: Consider the equation for the decomposition of SO2Cl2: SO2Cl2(g) → SO2(g) + Cl2(g)The graph of ln [SO2Cl2] versus time isUse the graph and the best fitting line to predict the concentration of SO2Cl2 at 1800 s.

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Based on the graph:

y = ln [SO2Cl2]

x = time


The equation of the line is in the form of y = mx + b.

y = –0.000290t – 2.30

ln [SO2Cl2] = –0.000290t – 2.30


We can now predict the concentration of SO2Cl2 at 1800 s.

t = 1800 s

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Problem Details

Consider the equation for the decomposition of SO2Cl2SO2Cl2(g) → SO2(g) + Cl2(g)

The graph of ln [SO2Cl2] versus time is
Graph of Time (s) vs ln[SO2Cl2] has x coordinates from 0 to 2000 and y coordinates from -2.8 to -2.3. The plot has a slope of -0.000290 and a y-intercept of -2.3. The equation for the line is y = -0.000290t - 2.3. The plot extends from (0,-2.3) to (1500,-2.735).

Use the graph and the best fitting line to predict the concentration of SO2Cl2 at 1800 s.

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