Problem: The reaction SO2Cl2(g) → SO2 (g) + Cl2 (g) is first order in SO2 Cl2.Using the following kinetic data, determine the magnitude of the first-order rate constant: Time  (s)  Pressure SO2Cl2 (atm)  01.00025000.94750000.89575000.848100000.803

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First order kinetics states that:

ln[A]=-kt +ln[A]0

Notice that we start from 1 atm which means [A]= 1 atm

Calculating for k:

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The reaction SO2Cl2(g) → SO2 (g) + Cl2 (g) is first order in SO2 Cl2.

Using the following kinetic data, determine the magnitude of the first-order rate constant:


 Time  (s Pressure SO2Cl2 (atm)  
01.000
25000.947
50000.895
75000.848
100000.803



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