We’re being asked to determine the rate law for the reaction based on the reaction and data given.
Recall that the rate law only focuses on the reactant concentrations and has a general form of:
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:
Kinetic data for the following reaction were determined experimentally:
A + B → 2 C
What is the rate law for the reaction?
A. rate = k•[A]1•[B]2
B. rate = k•[A]1/2•[B]5
C. rate = k•[A]2•[B]1
D. rate = k•[A]1•[B]1/5
E. rate = k•[A]1/2•[B]2
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