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The time required to decompose SO2Cl2 to half of its initial amount is 60 minutes. If the decomposition is a first order reaction, calculate the rate constant of the reaction.

The time required to decompose SO2Cl2 to half of its initial amount is 60 minutes. If the decomposition is a first order reaction, calculate the rate constant of the reaction.

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Sunil Kumar FP
askIITians Faculty 183 Points
8 years ago
rate constant of first order reaction is given by
k=2.303/T (Log (initial concentration)/(final concentration))
initial concentration=100
final concentration=50
T=60min
k=2.303/60 log(100/50)
k=.01155 min^-1
Thus the rate constant of the reaction is .01155min^-1

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