Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

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Chapter 14 - Exercises: 37

Answer

The unit of $k$ is : a) $s^{-1}$ - first order reaction b) $M^{-1}s^{-1}$ - second order reaction c) $M.s^{-1}$ - zeroth order reaction

Work Step by Step

We know that the unit of the rate of the reaction is $Ms^{-1}$, and the unit of $[A]$ is $M$. In a first order reaction: rate of reaction = $k$$[A]$ So, the unit of $k$ is : $s^{-1}$ In a second order reaction: rate of reaction = $k$$[A]^2$ So, the unit of $k$ is : $M^{-1}s^{-1}$ In a zeroth order reaction: rate of reaction = $k$ So, the unit of $k$ is : $Ms^{-1}$
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