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Sourabh Das

05/03/2013

Iodine Clock Reaction


Question:
How is the rate of the iodine-clock reaction affected by the concentration (Part I) and temperature (Part II) of
its reactants? (Iodine and Hydrogen Peroxide)
2H+(aq) + 2I-(aq) + H2O2(aq) I2(aq) + 2H2O(l)

Observations:
Part 1)
Initial T (K)
Initial [I-] (M)
Initial [H2O2] (M)
Initial [S2O32-] (M)
Reaction Time (s)

Run 1
294.5
0.017647058
0.017647058
0.0000588235
25.8

Run 2
294.5
0.017647058
0.008823529
0.0000588235
53.2

Run 3
294.5
0.008823529
0.017647058
0.0000588235
51.0

Part 2)
Initial T (K)
Initial [I-] (M)
Initial [H2O2] (M)
Initial [S2O32-] (M)
Reaction Time (s)

Run 1
276.7
0.017647058
0.017647058
0.0000588235
78.1

Run 2
319.5
0.017647058
0.017647058
0.0000588235
7.3

Run 3
294.5
0.017647058
0.017647058
0.0000588235
26.2

Analysis:
Part I
1. Rate
run 1:

run 2:

run 3:

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05/03/2013

2. Rate = k [I-]x[H2O2]y
Find Y

Find X

Solving for k:
Rate=k [I-][H2O2]
(Using run 1)
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Part II
1. Rate
run 1 (hot)

run 2 (cold)

run 3 (normal) :

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05/03/2013

2.
run 1 (hot)

run 2 (cold)

run 3 (normal) :
3.

4.

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