Problem: The reactionI - (aq) + OCl - (aq) → IO - (aq) + Cl - (aq)was studied, and the following data were obtained:a. What is the rate law? 

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We’re being asked to calculate the rate law based on the reaction and data given.

I - (aq) + OCl - (aq) → IO - (aq) + Cl - (aq)


Recall that the rate law only focuses on the reactant concentrations and has a general form of:

rate law=kAxBy

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:

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The reaction

I - (aq) + OCl - (aq) → IO - (aq) + Cl - (aq)

was studied, and the following data were obtained:

a. What is the rate law? 

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