Problem: From the following data for the first-order gas-phase isomerization of CH3 NC at 215 oC, calculate the first-order rate constant and half-life for the reaction:Time  (s) Pressure CH3NC (torr)050220003355000180800095.51200041.71500022.4Calculate the first-order rate constant.

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ln[CH3NC] = -kt + ln[CH3NC]0           y      =   m x+ b


plot ln[CH3NC] vs t 

y = (-2.0775x10-4 torr-1 s-1) x + 6.2250 torr


-k = slope- k = 2.0775×10-4


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From the following data for the first-order gas-phase isomerization of CH3 NC at 215 oC, calculate the first-order rate constant and half-life for the reaction:



Time  (sPressure CH3NC (torr)
0502
2000335
5000180
800095.5
1200041.7
1500022.4


Calculate the first-order rate constant.

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