Problem: Ozone decomposes to oxygen according to the equation 2O3 (g) ⟶ 3 O2 (g). Write the equation that relates the rate expressions for this reaction in terms of the disappearance of O3 and the formation of oxygen.

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We’re being asked to write the rate expression in terms of a) the rate of disappearance of O3 and b) rate of formation of O2 for the following reaction: 


2O3 (g) ⟶ 3 O2 (g).


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


Rate=-1aΔ[A]Δt=1bΔ[B]Δt


where:

Δ[A] = change in concentration of reactants or products (in mol/L or M), [A]final – [A]initial

Δt = change in time, tfinal – tinitial

a, b = stoichiometric coefficients from balanced equation


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Ozone decomposes to oxygen according to the equation 2O3 (g) ⟶ 3 O2 (g). Write the equation that relates the rate expressions for this reaction in terms of the disappearance of O3 and the formation of oxygen.

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