Answer to Question #191716 in General Chemistry for Jedidiah Barrios

Question #191716

Hydrogen Iodide (HI) gas decomposes into gaseous hydrogen and iodine following the second-order kinetics with a rate constant of 0.031/M.s at 400ºC. 


2HI(g)        H2(g) + I2(g) 


a.What is the half-life of the reaction if the initial concentration of HI is 0.045 M? Will the half-life be different if the initial concentration is 0.025 M? Justify your answer. 

b.How much HI (in M) remains after 5.0 Minutes if the reaction started with 0.024 M HI? 

c.How many minutes will it take for the concentration of HI to decrease from 0.045 M to 0.015 M? 

Expert's answer

A. Half life of second order "=\\dfrac{1}{KC_0}"

Now when "C_0=0.045" M

Half time"=" "\\dfrac{1}{0.031\\times0.045}=7.1\\times10^{2}" seconds

Now when "C_0=0.025" M

Half time"=\\dfrac{1}{0.031\\times0.025}=1.2\\times10^3" seconds

Here half time changes as the half time is inversely proportional to the initial conc.

B. Now for the second order reaction we know that


where t=5 minutes=300 seconds

Intial conc.=0.024 M

Rate constant=0.031

Now put in the equation



C. Again putting the values in the formula

"\\dfrac{1}{0.015}-\\dfrac{1}{0.045}=0.031\\times t"

"t=143.35" seconds or "2.39" minutes approximately..

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