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When formic acid is heated, it decomposes to hydrogen and carbon...
Introduction: Chemical Kinetics
More Details: When formic acid is heated, it decomposes to hydrogen and carbon dioxide in a first-order decay.
HCOOH(g) : CO2(g) 1 H2(g)
The rate of reaction is monitored by measuring the total pressure in the reaction container.
Time (s) P (torr)
Calculate the rate constant and half-life in seconds for the reaction. At the start of the reaction (time = 0), only formic acid is present. (HINT: Find the
partial pressure of formic acid using Dalton