Problem: The decomposition of N2O to give N2 and O2 is second order with a rate constant of 0.051 moles−1•L•s−1. If the initial N2O concentration is 0.58 moles/L, how long will it take for the concentration to drop to one half of its initial value? a) 33.8 s b) 86.7 s c) 13.5 s d) 26.1 s e) 29.6 s

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The decomposition of N2O to give N2 and O2 is second order with a rate constant of 0.051 moles−1•L•s−1. If the initial N2O concentration is 0.58 moles/L, how long will it take for the concentration to drop to one half of its initial value?

a) 33.8 s

b) 86.7 s

c) 13.5 s

d) 26.1 s

e) 29.6 s

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