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reaction, and the activation energy required to initiate the hydrolysis.
In this segment of the experiment, you will be studying kinetics based on an acid
catalyzed hydrolysis reaction of the green chloro complex you previously prepared. In
particular, you will determine both the order of reaction, and the activation energy
required to initiate the hydrolysis.
As you have previously studied, the rates of chemical reactions can usually be expressed
as algebraic functions of the concentrations of the reacting species. In many cases, the
rate of reaction is proportional to the product of the concentrations of the reactants, each
raised to a power called the order of the reaction with respect to that reactant:
Rate = k[A]a [B]b
where the exponents a and b are referred to as the orders with respect to the reactants A
and B; and k is the rate constant. In most cases, the orders, a and b, are zero, one, or two.
Read the appropriate chapter in your textbook, as pre-laboratory preparation before
beginning this experiment.
The first two parts of this exercise will...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2013 for the course CHE CHE 2C taught by Professor Nasiri during the Spring '07 term at UC Davis.
- Spring '07