Chemistry Lab

*The decomposition of acetaldehyde is a first order reaction with a specific rate constant of 6.0 X 10^-1 / min.

CH₃CHO --> CH₄ + CO

1. Calculate the initial rate when the concentration of acetaldehyde is 0.80M.

2. Calculate the time needed for the concentration of the acetaldehyde to decrease by 0.05 M from an initial concentration of 1.20 M.

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