Problem: A reaction A + B obeys the following rate law: Rate = k [B]2.What are the units of the rate constant?

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We’re being asked to determine the units of the rate constant of a reaction A + B that obeys the following rate law: Rate = k [B]2


Recall that the rate law only focuses on the reactant concentrations and has a general form of:

rate law=kAxBy

k = rate constant
A & B = reactants
x & y = reactant orders


Reaction:      A + B

Given:          Rate = k [B]2


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A reaction A + B obeys the following rate law: Rate = k [B]2.

What are the units of the rate constant?