Problem: The rate of disappearance of HCl was measured for the following reaction:CH3OH(aq) + HCl(aq) CH3Cl(aq) + H2O(l)The following data were collected: Time (min)  [HCl] (M) 0.01.8553.01.58107.01.36215.01.02431.00.580Determine the instantaneous rates in M/s at t = 75.0  min and t = 250  min.

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An instantaneous reaction rate is the rate at a particular moment:


rate=  t


Graphically, rate = slope → Use point-slope equation


rate=y2-y1x2-x1


Rate at t = 75.0 mins:


rate=1.36-1.58107.0-53.0

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The rate of disappearance of HCl was measured for the following reaction:

CH3OH(aq) + HCl(aq) CH3Cl(aq) + H2O(l)

The following data were collected:


 Time (min [HCl] (M) 
0.01.85
53.01.58
107.01.36
215.01.02
431.00.580


Determine the instantaneous rates in M/s at t = 75.0  min and t = 250  min.

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