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A reaction in which X and Y form products was found to be second order in X and first order in Y. By what factor will the rate of the reaction change if [X] is doubled and [Y] is tripled?

a. 10
b. 12
c. 20
d. 2

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  1. 2X + Y = X2Y
    rate = (X)^2(Y)
    What if (X) = 1 and (Y) = 1
    then rate = (1)^2(1) = 1
    Now we double X and triple y so
    rate = (2)^2(3) = 12
    So you have changed it from rate of 1 to rate of 12. What factor is that.

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  2. Oh I see, so it's 12. Thank you!!

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