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Solution: What is the initial rate of the reaction (in mol•L•s –1) depicted by this graph? 

Problem

What is the initial rate of the reaction (in mol•L•s –1) depicted by this graph? 

Solution

We’re being asked for the initial rate of the reaction (in molL-1s-1) based on the graph given. 

An instantaneous reaction rate is the rate at a particular moment in the reaction and is usually determined graphically and can be calculated as:

rate=  t

Δ[  ] = change in concentration
Δt = change in time


For the initial rate, we’ll look at the smallest time possible and determine the concentration at that time. The graph below has a 10-second increments. 

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