Problem: Consider the reaction:2 H2O2(aq) → 2 H2O(l) + O2(g)The graph below shows the concentration of H2O2 as a function of time.Use the graph to calculate each quantity:b.  The instantaneous rate of the reaction at 30 seconds.

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We’re being asked for the instantaneous rate of the reaction at 30 seconds

An instantaneous reaction rate is the rate at a particular moment in the reaction and is usually determined graphically and can be calculated as:

Δ[  ] = change in concentration
Δt = change in time

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Consider the reaction:

2 H2O2(aq) → 2 H2O(l) + O2(g)

The graph below shows the concentration of H2O2 as a function of time.

Use the graph to calculate each quantity:

b.  The instantaneous rate of the reaction at 30 seconds.