A reaction is of second order with respect to a reactant. How is its rate affected if the concentration of the reactant is (i) doubled (ii) reduced to half?
Let the concentration of the reactant be [A] = a
Rate of reaction, R = k [A]2 = ka2
(i) If the concentration of the reactant is doubled, i.e. [A] = 2a, then the rate of the reaction would be
R = k (2a)2
Therefore, the rate of the reaction would increase by 4 times.
(ii) If the concentration of the reactant is reduced to half, i.e., then the rate of the reaction would be
Therefore, the rate of the reaction would be reduced to
Express the relation among cell constant, the resistance of the solution in the cell and conductivity of the solution. How is molar conductivity of a solution related to its conductivity?
The molar conductivity of a 1.5 M solution of an electrolyte is found to be 138.9S cm2mol-1. Calculate the conductivity of the conductivity of this solution.
Explain the role of each of the following:
(i) NaCN in the extraction of silver
(ii) SiO2 in the extraction of copper
Explain the following facts giving appropriate reason in each case:
(i) NF3 is an exothermic compound whereas NCl3 is not.
(ii) All the bonds in SF4 are not equivalent.