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We’re being asked to determine the order of the reaction given the rate constant, k = 0.63 M-1s-1, for the given reaction:
2 NO2 → 2 NO + O2
Recall that in order to determine the unit of k, the following equation is used:
n = overall order of the reaction
t = seconds, s
The reaction 2NO2 → 2NO + O2 has the rate constant k = 0.63 M-1s-1.
Based on the units for k, is the reaction first or second order in NO2?