Problem: The gas-phase reaction of NO with F2 to form NOF and F has an activation energy of Ea = 6.3 kj/mol and a frequency factor of A = 6.0 x 108 M-1 s - 1. The reaction is believed to be bimolecular:NO(g) + F2 (g) → NOF (g) + F(g).Calculate the rate constant at 106 oC.

FREE Expert Solution

We will use the following equation to solve this problem:


ln k=-EaR 1T + ln A


where: 

k = rate constant

Ea = activation energy (in J/mol)

R = gas constant (8.314 J/mol • K)

T = temperature (in K)

A = Arrhenius constant or frequency factor


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Problem Details

The gas-phase reaction of NO with F2 to form NOF and F has an activation energy of Ea = 6.3 kj/mol and a frequency factor of A = 6.0 x 108 M-1 s - 1. The reaction is believed to be bimolecular:
NO(g) + F2 (g) → NOF (g) + F(g).

Calculate the rate constant at 106 oC.

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