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### AIPMT 2010 Mains

The rate of the reaction, 2NO + Cl2 $\to$ 2NOCl is given by the rate equation rate = k[NO]2[Cl2]. The value of the rate constant can be increased by
A
increasing the temperature
B
increasing the concentration of NO
C
increasing the concentration of the Cl2
D
doing all of these.

## Explanation

The value of rate constant can be increased by increasing the temperature and is independent of the initial concerntration of the reactants.
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### AIPMT 2009

Half-life period of a first order reaction is 1386 seconds. The specific rate constant of the reaction is
A
0.5 $\times$ 10$-$2 s$-$1
B
0.5 $\times$ 10$-$3 s$-$1
C
5.0 $\times$ 10$-$2 s$-$1
D
5.0 $\times$ 10$-$3 s$-$1.

## Explanation

Specific rate constant

k = ${{0.693} \over {{t_{1/2}}}}$

= ${{0.693} \over {1386}}$

= 0.5 $\times$ 10-3 sec-1
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### AIPMT 2009

For the reaction A + B $\to$ products, it is observed that

(i)  on doubling the initial concentration of A only, the rate of reaction is also doubled and
(ii)  on doubling the initial concentration of both A and B, there is a change by a factor of 8 in the rate of the reaction.

The rate of this reaction is given by
A
rate = k[A]2 [B]2
B
rate = k[A] [B]2
C
rate = k[A] [B]
D
rate = k[A]2 [B]

## Explanation

R = k[A]m[B]n ... (i)

2R = k[2A]m[B]n ... (ii)

8R = k[2A]m[2B]n ... (iii)

from (i), (ii) and (iii), m = 1, n = 2

So, rate = k[A][B]2
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### AIPMT 2009

In the reaction,
BrO$_{3(aq)}^ -$ + 5Br$_{(aq)}^ -$ + 6H+ $\to$ 3Br2(l) + 3H2O(l).
The rate of appearance of bromine (Br2) is related to rate of disappearance of bromide ions as
A
${{d\left[ {B{r_2}} \right]} \over {dt}} = - {5 \over 3}{{d\left[ {B{r^ - }} \right]} \over {dt}}$
B
${{d\left[ {B{r_2}} \right]} \over {dt}} = {5 \over 3}{{d\left[ {B{r^ - }} \right]} \over {dt}}$
C
${{d\left[ {B{r_2}} \right]} \over {dt}} = {3 \over 5}{{d\left[ {B{r^ - }} \right]} \over {dt}}$
D
${{d\left[ {B{r_2}} \right]} \over {dt}} = - {3 \over 5}{{d\left[ {B{r^ - }} \right]} \over {dt}}$

## Explanation

Rate = ${1 \over 3}{{d\left[ {B{r_2}} \right]} \over {dt}} = - {1 \over 5}{{d\left[ {B{r^ - }} \right]} \over {dt}}$

$\therefore$ ${{d\left[ {B{r_2}} \right]} \over {dt}} = - {3 \over 5}{{d\left[ {B{r^ - }} \right]} \over {dt}}$