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Homework Help: Rate laws

  1. Feb 12, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The rate of teaction
    O(g) + NO2(g) --> NO(g) +O2(g)
    was studied at a certain temperature.
    NO2 is in a large excess at 1.0x10^13 molecules/cm^3

    Data:
    Time............................[O](atoms/cm^3)
    0.................................5.0x10^9
    1.0X10^-2....................1.9X10^9
    2.0X10^-2.....................6.8X10^8
    3.0X10^2......................2.5^10^8

    The reaction rate is know to be first order with respect to NO2. Determine the overall rate law and value of rate law constant

    2. Relevant equations
    k[A]=rate


    3. The attempt at a solution
    Ok I know that a O is a first order rate so the overall rate law is k[O][NO2]=Rate. The slope of ln[O] vs t is 99.8. So now how do you find the constant?

    I think its k(1.0x10^13)(5.0x10^9)=99.8
    so k= 2.0x10^-21 cm^3/atoms * s ,but something doesn't seem right about it
     
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