Problem: The initial rates of reaction for 2 NO(g) + Cl 2 (g) → 2 NOCl(g) are:  Experiment     Initial [NO], M             Initial [Cl2], M                       Rate, M/s1                            0.0125                            0.0510                           18.22                            0.0250                            0.0255                           9.083                            0.0500                            0.0255                           18.2Determine the rate law for the reaction in the forma. rate = k [NO][Cl2]b. rate = k [NO]2[Cl2]c. rate = k [Cl2]2d. rate = k [NO][Cl2]2e. rate = k [NO]

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We're being asked to determine the rate law of the for the reaction using the data:

2 NO(g) + Cl 2 (g) → 2 NOCl(g) 

Experiment     Initial [NO], M             Initial [Cl2], M                       Rate, M/s
1                            0.0125                            0.0510                           1.8
2                            0.0250                            0.0255                           9.08
3                            0.0500                            0.0255                           18.2


For this problem, follow the steps:

Step 1. Determine the order of NO

Step 2. Determine the order of Cl2

Step 3. Setup the rate law equation

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The initial rates of reaction for 2 NO(g) + Cl 2 (g) → 2 NOCl(g) are:  

Experiment     Initial [NO], M             Initial [Cl2], M                       Rate, M/s
1                            0.0125                            0.0510                           18.2
2                            0.0250                            0.0255                           9.08
3                            0.0500                            0.0255                           18.2

Determine the rate law for the reaction in the form

a. rate = k [NO][Cl2]

b. rate = k [NO]2[Cl2]

c. rate = k [Cl2]2

d. rate = k [NO][Cl2]2

e. rate = k [NO]

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