Worksheet: Orders of Reaction
In this worksheet, we will practice using a rate law to deduce the order of reaction for each reactant.
Methanol reacts with ethyl acetate via a transesterification reaction, producing methyl acetate and ethanol .
The rate law for this reaction under certain conditions is rate = .
What is the order of reaction with respect to methanol?
What is the order of reaction with respect to ethyl acetate?
What is the overall order of reaction?
Nitrosyl chloride is formed by the reaction of chlorine with nitric oxide: The rate of formation of was measured at three different reactant concentrations:
Determine the order of reaction with respect to nitric oxide.
Determine the order of reaction with respect to chlorine.
Expressing concentrations in units of molar and times in units of hours, estimate, to 2 significant figures, the numerical value of the rate constant for this reaction.