JEE Question 2007 Paper II
23. Consider a reaction aG+bH--> Products. When concentration of both the reactants G and H is doubled, the rate increases by eight times. However, when concentration of G is doubled keeping the concentration of H fixed, the rate is doubled. The overall order of the reaction is
This is a question of chapter chemical kinetics.
Reason: When G alone is doubled, rate is doubled. That is the exponent of [G] is one in rate law. When both are doubled, rate increases by 8 times, telling us that exponent of [H] is 2 in rate law. So overall order of reaction is sum of the two exponents that is 3.