   Chapter 12, Problem 7ALQ

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# A friend of yours states, “A balanced equation tells us how chemicals interact.  Therefore, we can determine the rate law directly from the balanced equations.” What do you tell your friend?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The statement, “A balanced equation tells us how chemicals interact. Therefore, we can determine the rate law directly from the balanced equation”, is given. The given statement is to be authenticated.

Concept introduction: The relation between the reaction rate and the concentration of the reactants is stated by the rate law.

To determine: The authentication of the given statement.

Explanation

For a given reaction,

AProducts

The rate of the reaction is given by the expression,

Rate=k[A]n

Where,

• k is the rate constant

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