Consider the general reaction aA+bB\to cC and the following average rate data

Concepcion Hale 2021-12-15 Answered

Consider the general reaction
$aA+bB\to cC$
and the following data on average rates for a particular time frame $\mathrm{△}$

To balance this overall reaction, identify a range of potential coefficients.

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$-\frac{1}{a}\frac{\mathrm{△}A}{\mathrm{△}t}=-\frac{1}{b}\frac{\mathrm{△}B}{\mathrm{△}t}=\frac{1}{c}\frac{\mathrm{△}C}{\mathrm{△}t}$

$b=\frac{0.0120}{0.0080}=1.5$
$c=\frac{0.0160}{0.0080}=2$
After that we have to multiply everything by 2 due to the fact reaction coefficients must be whole numbers.
$a=1×2=2$
$b=1.5×2=3$
$c=2×2=4$