# Problem: What are the units of rate constant for the first order reaction?

###### FREE Expert Solution

We’re being asked to determine the units of rate constant for the first order reaction.

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

$\overline{){\mathbf{k}}{\mathbf{=}}{{\mathbf{M}}}^{\mathbf{-}\mathbf{n}\mathbf{+}\mathbf{1}}{\mathbf{·}}{{\mathbf{t}}}^{\mathbf{-}\mathbf{1}}}$

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What are the units of rate constant for the first order reaction?