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# The conversion of molecules X to Y follows second order kinetics. If concentration of X is increased to three times how will it affect the rate of formation of Y ?

4.4     The conversion of molecules X to Y follows second order kinetics. If concentration of X is increased to three times how will it affect the rate of formation of Y ?

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The order of a reaction means the sum of the power of concentration of the reactant in rate law expression.

So rate law expression for the second-order reaction is $R=k[x]^{2}$ here R = rate

if the concentration is increased to 3 times means $x^{'}_{new}=3x$

new rate law expression = $R^{'}=k[3x]^{2}$ = $9k[x]^{2}$=  9R

the rate of formation of Y becomes 9 times faster than before

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