Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 11 - Chemical Kinetics: Rates of Reactions - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions - Page 523b: 30c


As the given rate equation can be correct, (c) is not the correct option. The correct option is (a).

Work Step by Step

Second-order in B implies that the power of [B] is 2 in the rate law. In the given rate equation, the power of [B] is 2. Therefore, this equation can be correct. Hence, option (c) is not correct.
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