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Topic: **How to write an equation with a slope of 0****Question:**
A certain reaction has the following general form:
aA -----> bB
At a particular temperature and [A]o = 2.80 x 10^-3 M, concentration vs. time data were collected for this reaction, and a plot of 1/ [A] vs time resulted in a straight line with a slope value of 3.60 x 10^/2 L/mol s.
a. Determine the rate law, the integrated rate law, and the value of the rate constant for this reaction.
b. Calculate the half-life for this reaction.
c. How much time is required for the concentration of A to decrease to 7.00 x 10^-4 M?
Thank you!!! Help is much appreciated!!

June 26, 2019 / By Paise

let's start here... for the rxn. A --> B + C rate = change in amount of A per unit time.. right? and if the volume is constant.. rate = change in concentration of A per time and in math we write "change in" with "d"... and in chemistry we write concentration with [ ] ... so that rate = -d[A] / dt where.. - is because [A] is decreasing [A] is concentration of A ok so far? ******* also... we know that rate is proportional to concentration... the higher the concentration of A, the faster the rate because the more frequent the collisions. In math we write proportions as rate α [A] and in math we solve proportions by inserting a constant and an = sign rate = k x [A] and since some reaction mechanisms involve 1 molecule of A decomposing and others involve 2 or more A's colliding...there is an exponent on that [A] rate = k x [A]^n where n is the "order" of the reaction n = 0 is zero order n = 1 is first order n = 2 is second order etc **** combining those 2 rate = -d[A] / dt = k x [A]^n **** now we just need to solve.. the idea is.. we have two data points.. point 1 is.. time = zero.. [A] = [Ao].. (ie we start with initial conc = Ao) point 2 is.. time = t.. [A] = [At].. (ie.. after time = t has elapsed, conc = At) and we integrate.. **** for n=0 -d[A] / dt = k x [A]^0 d[A] = -k x dt integrating from (0, [Ao]) to (t, [At]) .. . . [At]... . ..... t [A]...|... = -k x t.. | ... .. .[Ao]... ... .. 0 or.. [At] = -kt + [Ao] ***** if n=1 -d[A] / dt = k x [A]^1 1/[A] x d[A] = -k x dt ln[At] = - kt + ln[Ao] ****** if n=2.. -d[A] / dt = k x [A]² 1/[A]² d[A] = -k x dt integrating.. - 1/[At] - - 1/[Ao] = -kt 1/[At] = +kt +1/[Ao] ***** now we have these equations.. n = 0.. .. [At] = -kt + [Ao] n = 1.. .. ln[At] = -kt + ln[Ao] n = 2.. .. 1/[At] = +kt + 1/[Ao] and if you look just at the 3rd equation..and.. let y = 1/[At] x = t m = +k b = 1/[Ao] you get this equation y = mx + b which is a line.. right? so.. IF the reaction is 2nd order.. a plot of 1/[A] vs t will give a straight line likewise.. if the rxn is 0 order.. [A] vs t gives a line if the rxn is 1st order.. ln[A] vs t gives a line ***** ***** so.. you have a plot of 1/[A] vs t give a straight line.. therefore.. the rxn is 2nd order in [A] rate = k x [A]² and of course.. +k = the slope of the line = 3.60x10^-2 /Mxsec.. so that.. rate = +3.60x10^-2 / Mxsec x [A]² the integrated rate law is then. 1/[A] = +3.60x10^-2 / Mxsec x time + 1/(2.80x10^-3M) **** half life is when [At] = 1/2 [Ao].. 1/[At] = +kt + 1/[Ao] t 1/2 = (1/[At] - 1/[Ao]) / k t 1/2 = (1/(1/2[Ao]) - 1/[Ao]) / k t 1/2 = (2/[Ao] - 1/[Ao]) / k t 1/2 = (1/[Ao]) / k t 1/2 = (1 / 2.80x10^-3M) / (3.60x10^-2 /Mxsec) = 9920 sec *** [At] = 7.00x10^-4M 1/[At] = +kt + 1/[Ao] t = (1/[At] - 1/[Ao]) / k t = (1/7.00x10^-4M - 1/2.80x10^-3M) / (3.60x10^-2 /Mxsec) = ___ sec I'll let you finish.

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