Please Help me with the Following Question.
For the Decomposition of Ethylene Oxide into CH4 and CO, the variation of total pressure P of the reaction Mixture with time is given below:
Show that the reaction is First order?
Here, Let Pi = Initial Pressure of ethylene oxide and PA = Partial Pressure of ethylene Oxide at time t.
If x = decrease in pressure in ethylene oxide all at time t then PA = Pi - x
My question is -
If the pressure of ethylene oxide decreases by x at time t, then pressure of CH4 and CO will increase by x each, or by x/2 each?