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Solution: The isomerization of methyl isonitrile (CH3NC) to acetonitrile (CH3CN) was studied in the gas phase at 215 oC, and the following data were obtained:Time (s)[CH3NC] (M)00.016520000.011050000.0059180000.00314120000.00137150000.00074Calculate the average rate of disappearance of isonitrile, in M/s, for the time interval between each measurement.

Problem
The isomerization of methyl isonitrile (CH3NC) to acetonitrile (CH3CN) was studied in the gas phase at 215 oC, and the following data were obtained:


Time (s)[CH3NC] (M)
00.0165
20000.0110
50000.00591
80000.00314
120000.00137
150000.00074


Calculate the average rate of disappearance of isonitrile, in M/s, for the time interval between each measurement.

Solution

We are asked to calculate the average rate of disappearance of isonitrile, in M/s, for the time interval between each measurement.


We are given the following data:


Time (s)[CH3NC] (M)
00.0165
20000.0110
50000.00591
80000.00314
120000.00137
150000.00074


The isomerization of methyl isonitrile (CH3NC) to acetonitrile (CH3CN) has to the following reaction:

    CH3NC → CH3CN

                 

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