Chapter 14, Problem 3PS

### Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

10th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074

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### Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

10th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074
Textbook Problem

# In the reaction 2 O3(g) → 3 O2(g), the rate of formation of O2 is 1.5 × 10−3 mol/L · s. What is the rate of decomposition of O3?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The rate of decomposition of O3 has to be given.

Concept introduction:

Relative rates and stoichiometry: During a chemical reaction, amounts of reactant decrease with time and amounts of products increases.

Reaction Rate = - 1coefficientΔ[reactants]Δt = +1coefficient Δ[products]Δt

Explanation

The relative rate of the chemical reaction is given as,

â€‚Â ReactionÂ Rateâ€‰Â =Â -Â 1coefficientÎ”[reactants]Î”tÂ =Â +1coefficientÂ Î”[products]Î”tGivenâ€‰reaction:Â 2O3(g)Â â†’3O2(g)Reactant:Â 2O3(g)Product:Â 3O3(g)TheÂ redÂ coloredÂ numbersÂ representÂ theÂ stoichiometryÂ coefficients

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