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Average rate = Δ[ N2O5 ] / 2Δt
Because we lose reactants and gain products, we are losing [N2O5], and our equation becomes:
Average rate = - Δ[ N2O5 ] / 2Δt
Also, remember that Δ[ N2O5 ] and Δt = final - initial, and that whatever the coefficient we have for the reactant, we will put that number on the bottom!
The decomposition of N2O5 can be described by the equation
2N2O5 → 4NO2 + O2
Given these data for the reaction at 45 °C in carbon tetrachloride solution, calculate the average rate of reaction for each successive time interval.
i) Reaction rate from 0-135 is ?
ii) Reaction rate from 135-536 is ?
iii) Reaction rate from 536-795 is ?