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J. W. Hill, R. H. Petrucci, T. W. McCreary, & S. S. Perry General Chemistry, 4th edition.

Problem 13.33.

In the reaction A products, we find that when [A] has fallen to half of its initial value, the reaction proceeds at the same rate as its initial rate. Is the reaction zero order, first order, or second order? Explain.






Answer:

Since the rate is not changing as a function of time, the reaction must be zero order.