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Given the reaction

CO(g) + Cl2(g) ---> COCl2(g)

1. 1. Write the general rate law for the reaction.

2. From the balanced chemical equation do you know the order of the reaction with respect to CO and Cl2? Yes/No/CNA Briefly, explain a yes or no response.

The rate of the reaction of CO and Cl2 was studied and the following data was obtained.




Initial Rate (M min-1)




1.29 x 10-29




2.56 x 10-29




2.56 x 10-30

Answer the following questions.

3. What is the order of the reaction with respect to [CO]?

4. What is the order of the reaction with respect to [Cl2]?

5. What is the specific rate law for this reaction.

6. Calculate the magnitude and the units for the rate constant

magnitude =

units are

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