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We are asked to calculate the average rate of decomposition of H2O2 and O2 in the given reaction:
2 H2O2 (aq) → 2 H2O (l) + O2 (g)
We’re given the following data:
2.16 × 104
4.32 × 104
At 40°C, H2O2(aq) will decompose according to the following reaction:
2H2O2 (aq) → 2H2O (l) + O2 (g)
The following data were collected for the concentration of H 2O2 at various times.
a. Calculate the average rate of decomposition of H 2O2 between 0 and 2.16 x 104 s. Use this rate to calculate the average rate of production of O2(g) over the same time period.
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