Ch. 14  kinetics                                   test                   70 points                                  AP chemistry

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1. Radioactive decay is described by 1st order kinetics.  14C is a radioactive isotope and has a half-life of 5,730. years. [15 points]

a.  What is the decay constant ?

b. What is the equation describing the amount of radioactive isotope in a sample as a function of time ?

c.  A sample originally had 25.0 mg 14C, but now has only 5.00 mg 14 C.  What is the “age” of the sample ?  That is, how much time elapsed for this change in the amount of 14C to occur ? 

2. The rate law for a hypothetical reaction is:  rate = k [A]2.   [15 points]

a. If the rate = 1.0 mM / sec at [A] = 2.0 M, then what is the value and units of the rate constant ?

b. What is the rate of the reaction at [A] = 1.75 M ?

c. How much time would it take for a 2.0 M solution to become 0.5 M ?

3. Describe the graphical analysis to determine if a reaction consisting of a single reactant (i) follows 0th, 1st, or 2nd order kinetics, (ii) how to determine the value of its rate constant and (iii) what is the units of the rate constant ?  [10 points]

4. What is a pseudo-rate law in the context of a reaction with two reactants, C and D ?   What is the basis / rationale of a pseudo rate law ?  [5 points]

5. In regards to the reaction:   ethane  +  oxygen  gas  →  carbon dioxide  +  water.  [15 points]

a. Write balanced chemical equation using the lowest ratio of integers

b. Write the rate law for the reaction.

c. If the rate of the reaction = 1.0 mM / second, then dH2O_dt  __

d.  If   dCO2_dt1.0 mM / second, then  dO2_dt

6. Doubling the temperature of a reaction from 15 ºC to 30. ºC, doubles the rate of the reaction.  What is the value of the activation energy of the reaction ?  [10 points]