# Problem: Consider the reaction 4PH3 (g) → P4 (g) + 6H2 (g) If, in a certain experiment, over a specific time period, 0.0048 mole of PH  3 is consumed in a 2.0‑L container each second of reaction, what are the rates of production of P4 and H2 in this experiment?

###### FREE Expert Solution

Recall that for a reaction aA  bB, the rate of a reaction is given by:

$\overline{){\mathbf{Rate}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{-}}\frac{\mathbf{1}}{\mathbf{a}}\frac{\mathbf{\Delta }\mathbf{\left[}\mathbf{A}\mathbf{\right]}}{\mathbf{\Delta t}}{\mathbf{=}}\frac{\mathbf{1}}{\mathbf{b}}\frac{\mathbf{\Delta }\mathbf{\left[}\mathbf{B}\mathbf{\right]}}{\mathbf{\Delta t}}}$

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###### Problem Details

Consider the reaction

4PH3 (g) → P4 (g) + 6H(g)

If, in a certain experiment, over a specific time period, 0.0048 mole of PH  3 is consumed in a 2.0‑L container each second of reaction, what are the rates of production of P4 and H2 in this experiment?