We’re being asked to determine the rate constant (k) of a second-order reaction:
A → B + C
The integrated rate law for a second-order reaction is as follows:
[A]t = concentration at time t
k = rate constant
t = time
[A]0 = initial concentration
The reaction A => B + C is second order in A. When the initial [A] = 0.100 M, the reaction is 20.0% complete in 30.6 minutes. Calculate the value of the rate constant (in L/min.mol).
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