A first order reaction is a reaction whose rate depends linearly on the concentration of only one reactant.
For a hypothetical reaction: A → B
The rate law is written as:
We will be needing the integrated rate law for a first-order reaction. The integrated rate law is:
Since we have been given a pressure of CH3NC, we will use the pressure values in our integrated rate law. We will also see how the units of k are derived.
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)|
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