[A] (M) [B] (M) Initial rate (M/s)
0.10 0.10 0.0092
0.20 0.20 0.0184
0.20 0.40 0.0368
We use the general formula r=k[A]^x * [B]^y, and we'll use the second and third equations to solve (since the concentration of A does not change, it will make it easier)
We'll get the x-term alone so we can ...
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