For the oxidation of ammonia it was found that the rate of formation of N2 was 0.27 mol L–1 s–1. 4NH3+3O2→2N2+6H2O At what rate was water being formed?
Water was being formed at a rate of
The key to answering this question lies in the balanced chemical equation, more specifically in the mole ratios that exist between the species involved in the reaction.
Notice that you have a
The rates of formation of the products are proportional to the stoichiometric coefficients each product has in the balacned chemical equation
This is equivalent to
The calculation will yield