# Question 5f1ce

Feb 5, 2016

#### Explanation:

Option (a) is what people who design quizzes call a "distractor".

If you have no idea how to get the correct answer or if, for some reason, you might think that a color(red)("fourth")"-order"# reaction has a rate constant of $\textcolor{red}{4} \textcolor{w h i t e}{l} {\text{s}}^{- 1}$.

You will be distracted from the correct answer and select option (a).

You are absolutely correct: Without information on the rate and the concentrations, there is no way you can give a numerical value for the rate constant.

Teachers have ingenious ways to discover if you really understand a concept.