# Half Life Method: Example Problem

Problem:

The thermal decomposition of nitrous oxide (N2O) in the gas phase at 1030oK is studied in a constant volume vessel at various initial pressures of N2O. The half-life data so obtained are as follows:

po (mm Hg) 52.5 139 290 360

t1/2 (sec) 860 470 255 212

2N_2O â†’ 2N_2 + O_2

Determine the rate equation that fits the data.

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#### Solution Summary

This solution provides steps necessary to determine the rate equation that fits the data.

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