Problem: The decomposition of N2O5 can be described by the equation2N2O5 → 4NO2 + O2Given these data for the reaction at 45 °C in carbon tetrachloride solution, calculate the average rate of reaction for each successive time interval.t(s)       [N2O5]0             2.04135         1.87536         1.46795          1.24i) Reaction rate from 0-135 is ?ii) Reaction rate from 135-536 is ?iii) Reaction rate from 536-795 is ?

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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 ΔN2O5 ]  and Δt = final - initial, and that whatever the coefficient we have for the reactant, we will put that number on the bottom!

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The decomposition of N2O5 can be described by the equation

2N2O→ 4NO+ 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.

t(s)       [N2O5]

0             2.04

135         1.87

536         1.46

795          1.24

i) Reaction rate from 0-135 is ?

ii) Reaction rate from 135-536 is ?

iii) Reaction rate from 536-795 is ?