Problem: The rate constant for a reaction is 0.100 M-1s-1. What is the overall reaction order?A. zero B. first C. second D. third E. not determined

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We’re being asked to determine the overall reaction order if the rate constant for the reaction is 0.100 M-1•s-1.


Recall that the rate law has a general form of:

rate law=kAxBy

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


To determine the unit of k, we will use the following equation:

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The rate constant for a reaction is 0.100 M-1s-1. What is the overall reaction order?

A. zero 

B. first 

C. second 

D. third 

E. not determined

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