# Problem: For each of the following gas-phase reactions, indicate how the rate of disappearance of each reactant is related to the rate of appearance of each product.2 N2O(g) → 2 N2(g) + O2(g)

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2 N2O(g) → 2 N2(g) + O2(g)

Recall that for a reaction aA  bB, the rate of a reaction is given by:

$\overline{){\mathbf{Rate}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{-}}\frac{\mathbf{1}}{\mathbf{a}}\frac{\mathbf{\Delta }\mathbf{\left[}\mathbf{A}\mathbf{\right]}}{\mathbf{\Delta t}}{\mathbf{=}}\frac{\mathbf{1}}{\mathbf{b}}\frac{\mathbf{\Delta }\mathbf{\left[}\mathbf{B}\mathbf{\right]}}{\mathbf{\Delta t}}}$

where:

Δ[A] = change in concentration of reactants or products (in mol/L or M), [A]final – [A]initial

Δt = change in time, tfinal – tinitial

Since N2O is a reactant, the rate with respect to N2O is negative (–) since we’re losing reactants ###### Problem Details

For each of the following gas-phase reactions, indicate how the rate of disappearance of each reactant is related to the rate of appearance of each product.

N2O(g) → 2 N2(g) + O2(g)