Problem: BF3 (g) + NH3(g) F3BNH3 (g)For the above reaction, the following data were measured:Experiment [BF3]  (M)  [NH3]  (M) Initial Rate (M/s) 10.2500.2500.213020.2500.1250.106530.2000.1000.068240.3500.1000.119350.1750.1000.0596What is the overall order of the reaction?

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  • Overall order can be calculated by determining the sum of orders of each reactant. 

  • Rate law relies on the concentrations of the reactants where:

  • Rate law for the reaction will appear as:

  • For the reactant order, we must look for the data where the concentration of one changes while the other remains constant.

  • Calculating order with respect to NH3

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BF3 (g) + NH3(g) F3BNH3 (g)

For the above reaction, the following data were measured:

Experiment [BF3]  (M)  [NH3]  (M) Initial Rate (M/s

What is the overall order of the reaction?

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