The reaction I did for the lab is:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

H_{2}SO_{4}+ Mg --> MgSO_{4}+ H_{2}

In my graph, there displays the two variables - the concentration of sulfuric acid and the average rate of reaction in direct proportion. How do I explain the trend?

I know I can explain this qualitatively using collision theory, but to explain why they are in direct proportion requires the rate law from what I know.

Since the graph shows a linear relationship, the experiments show that the order of reaction with respect to sulfuric acid is 1. I think I need to explain this by finding the rate determining step of this reaction and putting the coefficients as the powers, but I do not know the reaction mechanism. Can anyone help me out here and explain why it is this reaction mechanism and which is the rate determining step?

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# Homework Help: Reaction Rates Lab Report

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