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    Sucrose decomposes in acid solution, according to the first order rate law, to give Glucose and fructose. If the half life for the reaction is 3.33 hours at 25 degree celcius, what fraction of a sample of sucrose would remain after 9 hours ?

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    Half life t_½ = 0.693/k

    and k = 0.693/3.33 = 0.208 /hr

    let the initial ...

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    The decomposition of sucrose in acidic medium is given. The solution explains each step and provides all mathematical steps.