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Homework Help: Reaction rate mol-1sec-1 to sec-1

  1. Feb 18, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Hi there. I have a reaction

    A + B = C
    I am told the reaction rate is 0.8/mol.min and I know how many molecules of A and B I have. So my question is how do I get to the reacting rate in units of time only?

    The second part of the question is the same but for a dimerisation reaction.

    A + A = A2

    I also know the volume if that helps, though I am not sure you need it.

    I am sure this is fairly simple but I seem to have had a complete brain fart and I'm going round in circles.

    Thanks in advance



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  3. Feb 18, 2009 #2


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    Please elaborate.

    By definition reaction rate is dC/dt, so it should be mol/s, not mol*s.
  4. Feb 18, 2009 #3
    Thanks my reaction rate is given in mols-1s-1. Given the state of the system (i.e number of molecule of A and B) at a give time I am required to calculate the reaction rate in s-1
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