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"Rate constant (k) and kinetic reaction (K) of hydrochloric acid"
Hi I'm chemical engineering student in one of university in Indonesia. I want to know about rate constant(k) and kinetic reaction(K) value of hydrochloric acid for finishing my study thanks.
student - Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia
I think you may have confused yourself, so I suggest you go back to your kinetics textbooks a re-read the relevant chapters. The rate constant is a proportionality constant between the reaction rate and the concentration of the reactants. Consequently, when dealing with hydrochloric acid, you need to specify what it is reacting with and what does that reaction produce. If, for instance, it is reacting with zinc metal, it will produce hydrogen and you can calculate the rate constant by looking at the rate at which hydrogen is released with respect to the strength of the acid. You will need to do a few tests at different concentration so you can plot a graph.
R&D practical scientist
Chesham, Bucks, UK
Trevor is right,
You should refer back to your 4th or 5th semester books for the data. (For four years course)
Data that you'll need:
A) What is your hydrochloric acid reacting with,
B) What are the concentrations,
C) Basic k value of that particular reaction (the internet is a very good source of this values, or the Henry's book
for Chemical Engineers),
D) and the reaction order.
P.S: I'm a chemical engineer myself. :)
- Kawasan Perindustrian Pasir Gudang