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Extracting the exact equation of the evolution of a second order rate elementary reaction

let $A,B,C,D$ be chemical elements, such as $A$ and $B$ are the reactants and $C$ and $D$ are the products. Let their coefficients be $\alpha,\beta,\gamma,\delta$ such as $$\alpha A+\beta B \...
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Inconsistency in Elementary Bi-Molecular Reaction Rate Expressions

Assume the following bi-molecular reaction is elementary as written with rate constant $k_\mathrm{f}$: $$\ce{A + A -> P}$$ This review, suggests to express the rate in terms of the production of ...
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Catalysts and activation energy

Do catalysts increase rate of reaction only by decreasing activation energy? Or can they affect the Arrhenius factor or reaction orders? Like if one catalyst is more effective at increasing rate of ...
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Balancing reactions algebraic method limitations [duplicate]

How do I balance this reaction using the algebraic method? Seems that the equation can't be solved. How do I balance such reaction and does the algebraic method has limitations and wont work for ...
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Second order reaction with different reactants

In a laser photolysis reaction $\ce{C6H5NH2}$ $(C_0 = \pu{60 µM})$ is oxidized to its radical cation. The disappearance of the cation can follow three pathways: (1) Dimerzing of the cation, (2) ...
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Can iodine replace other halogen as well?

While reading about halogen family I encountered the reaction: $$\ce{NaClO3 + I2 -> NaIO3 + Cl2}$$ I know that that the oxidizing tendency of halogens decreases down the group, so I think that the ...
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Find order of reaction 2A → B + C

Derive the integrated rate expression for a reaction of type: $$\ce{2A -> B + C}$$ I first need to determine the order of the reaction in order to find integrated rate law of that particular order....
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Reaction order of a reaction with catalyst

I am given the following $\ce{H2O2 -> H2O + 1/2 O2}$ (catalysed by $\ce{KI}$) There are two solutions. $[\ce{H2O2}]$ is the same in both solutions but $[\ce{I-}]$ is $\pu{0.01M}$ and $\pu{0.005M}$,...
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How is the Rate law of a reaction measured?

What is the Rate law of the reaction below? $$\ce{4 HBr + O2 -> 2 H2O + 2 Br2}$$ How do we approach finding the rate law of a reaction? Can this be found out only through experiments?