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Rate of Reaction

  1. Apr 9, 2007 #1
    I have this problem to solve and I am having dificulity it doing so:

    An aqueous solution of ethanol and acetic acid, each with a concentration of 0.810 M is heated to 100 C. At equilibrium, the acetic acid concentration is 0.748 M. Calculate K at 100 C for the reaction.

    C2H5OH (aq) + CH3COOH (aq) <=> CH3COOC2H5 (aq) + H2O (l)

    This isn't for homework or anything like that. I am just going back through old college textbooks and came across this one.

    Thank you for help in advance.
     
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  3. Apr 10, 2007 #2
    I think this reaction follows pseudo first order kinetics, so [tex]kt=ln\frac{a}{a-x}[/tex]. You have t=373k, a=.810 a-x=0.748, solve for k.
     
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