Problem: The following reaction is studied at 25 °C in benzene solution:CH3OH + (C6H5)3CCl → CH3OC(C6H5)3 + HCl   A                    BThe following experimental data have been collected:What is the rate law that is consistent with the above data? Calculate the value of the rate constant, k, including units.

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We’re being asked to calculate the value of the rate constant, k, including units.


CH3OH + (C6H5)3CCl → CH3OC(C6H5)3 + HCl

     A                 B

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


We’re going to calculate the rate law and the rate constant using the following steps:

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The following reaction is studied at 25 °C in benzene solution:

CH3OH + (C6H5)3CCl → CH3OC(C6H5)3 + HCl

   A                    B

The following experimental data have been collected:

What is the rate law that is consistent with the above data? Calculate the value of the rate constant, k, including units.

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