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# 1. Which of the following is true about reaction rates?

a) An instantaneous rate for a first order reaction is always greater than the
average rate
b) An instantaneous rate for a first order reaction is always less than the
average rate
c) An instantaneous rate for a bimolecular reaction is always less than the
average rate
d) none of the above

2. For a reaction with activation energy E
a
, which of the following explains the
temperature-dependence of the reaction rate?

a) At higher T, Ea is lowered making the reaction go faster
b) At higher T, the average kinetic energy of molecules is higher, making the
reaction go faster
c) Temperature does not affect the reaction rate with a fixed E
a
.
d) At high T, E
a
becomes more negative since E
a
=-RTln(k/A)

3. The Arrhenius equation k=Ae
(-Ea/RT)
is valid in regions where a plot of ln k vs (1/T) is
linear (k is the rate constant, E
a
is the activation energy). Which of the following is

a) The slope of such a plot is -E
a
/R, where E
a
is an enthalpy
b) The y-intercept of such a plot gives ln A, E
a
is a free energy
c) The slope of such a plot is -E
a
/R, where E
a
is an entropy
d) The E
a
is activation energy and does not change with temperature.

4. For the reaction 2A + B ! C, which statement is correct?
a) The rate of disappearance of B is twice as that of A
b) The rate of appearance of C equals to the rate of disappearance of A
c) The rate of appearance of C is equal to the sum of the rates of the
disappearance and A and B
d) The rate of disappearance of A is twice as that of B

5. Oxygen can be converted to ozone. If the rate of oxygen disappearance is 2 x10
-5

mol/L/s. What would be rate of ozone appearance at that instance?

a) 1.33 x10
-5

b) 2.66 x10
-5

c) 3.0 x10
-5

d) 2.0 x10
-5

6. A first-order reaction is 35% complete at the end of 55 minutes. What is the value of
the rate constant?

a) 1.9 X 10
-3
min
b) 36 min
-1

c) 89 min
-1

d) 7.8 X 10
-3
min
-1

7. What are the units of k for a third-order reaction?
a. s
-1
b. L/(mol*s)
c. L
2
/(mol*s)
2

d. L
2
/(mol
2
*s)

8. The reaction 2NOCl ! 2NO + Cl
2
has an Ea of 1.00 x 10
2
kJ/mol and a rate constant
of 0.286 L/mol.s at 500 K. What is the rate constant at 490 K?
a) 0.175 L/mol.s
b) 0.0175 L/mol.s
c) 1.750 L/mol.s
d) 175 L/mol.s

9. A catalyst facilitates a reaction by
a. shifting the position of the equilibrium of the reaction.
b. lowering the activation energy of the reaction.
c. making the reaction more exothermic.
d. increasing the activation energy for the reverse reaction.

10. Given that the rate law for the decomposition of ozone
2O
3
(g) ! 3O
2
(g) is rate = k[O3]
2[
O2]
1
, then the overall order of the reaction is
a) -1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 1
e) 0

11. If the rate of a reaction increases by a factor of 9 when the concentration of reactant
increases by a factor of 3, the order of the reaction with respect to this reactant is
a) 1
b) 3
c) 9
d) 4
e) 2

Use the following information for questions 12 - 15:
2A + B ! products
determine the rate law for the reaction given the following data:
A (M) B (M) rate (M/s)
0.10 0.10 2.0 X 10
-2

0.20 0.10 8.0 X 10
-2
0.30 0.10 1.8 X 10
-1
0.20 0.20 8.0 X 10
-2
0.30 0.30 1.8 X 10
-1

12. What is the rate law for the above reaction?
a) rate = k[A]
b) rate = k[A][B]
c) rate = k[A][B]
0

d) rate = k[A]
2
e) rate = k[B]
2

13. What is value of k?
a. 2
b. 8
c. .2
d. 20

14. What would the rate be if A = 0.3M and B = 1M

a. 1.8 X 10
1
M/s
b. 8.0 X 10
-2
M/s
c. 1.8 X 10
-1
M/s
d. 8.0 X 10
1
M/s

15. If B = 0.1M, what would A be to get a rate of 3.2 X 10
-1
M/s

a. 0.8M
b. 0.4M
c. 3.2M
d. 1.6M

16. If the initial concentration is 0.80 M, the concentration after 5 half-lives for a first
order reaction is:

a) 0.050 M
b) 0.025 M
c) 0.032 M
d) 0.11 M
e) 0.16 M

17. 6. A certain reaction has a rate constant of 8.8 s
1
at 298 K and 140 s
1
at 323 K.
What is the activation energy for this reaction?

a) 89 kJ/mol
b) 120 kJ/mol
c) 38 kJ/mol
d) 1.2 kJ/mol
e) 23 kJ/mol

18. Consider the following reaction:
2NO
2
(g) ! 2NO(g) + O
2
(g) rate = k[NO2]2
When the initial concentration of NO2 is 100 mM, it takes 55 s for 90% of the NO2 to
react. Calculate the rate constant.

a) 0.042 M
1
!s
1

b) 1.6 X 10
3
M
1
s
1

c) 1.8 X 10
5
M
1
s
1

d) 0.13 M
1
s
1

e) 1.6 M
1
s
1

19. The minimum amount of energy required to overcome the energy barrier in a
chemical reaction is the
a) heat of reaction.
b) activation energy.
c) kinetic energy of the reactants.
d) enthalpy of the products.

20. An activated complex is a chemical species that is
a) stable and has low PE.
b) stable and has high PE.
c) unstable and has low PE.
d) unstable and has high PE.

21. Activation energy can be described as the
A. energy of motion.
B. energy of the activated complex.
C. energy difference between the reactants and the products.
D. energy difference between the reactants and the activated complex.

22. Increasing the temperature of a reaction increases the reaction rate by
I. increasing frequency of collisions
II. increasing the kinetic energy of collision
III. decreasing the potential energy of collision

A. I only.
B. I and II only.
C. II and III only.
D. I, II and III.

23. Consider the following reaction:
H
2
+ Cl
2
! 2HCl
A graph of concentration of HCl vs time could be represented by
24. Dust particles suspended in the air inside unheated grain elevators can sometimes
react explosively because the dust particles have a
A. high kinetic energy.
B. high activation energy.
C. catalytic effect on the reaction.
D. large surface area for the reaction.