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The kinetics of the catalytic decomposition of NH3 into N2 and H2 on a hot tungsten filament at 1100 °C was investigated by Kunsman. He measured the times (t1/2) required for half of NH3 to decompose at different initial NH3 pressures, as shown below:
P (torr) t1/2 (minutes)
Determine (i) the order of the reaction and (ii) the rate constant.
a). NH3== N2 + H2
2NH3 == N2 + 3H2
>> Therefore th order of rxn is 2nd order