|C2H5O- + CH3Br→C2H5OCH3 + Br-|
The above reaction has the following rate law:
|rate = k[C2H5O-]a[CH3Br]b|
If [C2H5O-] is tripled while [CH3Br] is constant, the rate of the reaction also triples. If [CH3Br] is doubled while [C2H5O-] is constant, the rate of the reaction is also doubled. What are the values of a and b? What is the overall reaction order?
There is a one to one ratio of proportionality for both reactants. The values of a and b are both one. The overall reaction order is the sum of a and b, two.
Problem : Which one of the following steps is rate-limiting?The conversion of B to C has the lowest rate (10-5). This is the rate-limiting step.
Problem : Sketch the reaction coordinate vs. energy for the reaction given in the previous problem.