Problem: Consider this initial-rate data at a certain temperature for the reaction described bySO2Cl2(g) → SO2(g) + Cl2(g)Determine the value and units of the rate constant.[SO2Cl2]0 (M)Initial rate (M/s)0.11.60 x 10-60.23.20 x 10-60.34.80 x 10-6

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Recall that the rate law only focuses on the reactant concentrations and has a general form of:

Rate= kAxByRate= k[SO2Cl2]n

Finding n using experiment 1 and 2:

1.60x10-63.2x10-6=k(0.1)nk(0.2)n12=(12)nn = 1

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Consider this initial-rate data at a certain temperature for the reaction described by

SO2Cl2(g) → SO2(g) + Cl2(g)


Determine the value and units of the rate constant.


[SO2Cl2](M)

Initial rate (M/s)

0.1

1.60 x 10-6

0.2

3.20 x 10-6

0.3

4.80 x 10-6

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