Problem: Consider the reaction 4PH3 (g) → P4 (g) + 6H2 (g) If, in a certain experiment, over a specific time period, 0.0048 mole of PH  3 is consumed in a 2.0‑L container each second of reaction, what are the rates of production of P4 and H2 in this experiment?

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Recall that for a reaction aA  bB, the rate of a reaction is given by:


Rate=-1aΔ[A]Δt=1bΔ[B]Δt


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Consider the reaction 

4PH3 (g) → P4 (g) + 6H(g) 

If, in a certain experiment, over a specific time period, 0.0048 mole of PH  3 is consumed in a 2.0‑L container each second of reaction, what are the rates of production of P4 and H2 in this experiment?

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