Show that the half-life of a second order reaction is inversely proportional to its initial concentration.

Author: Tanmay Chakrabarty

First Published On: Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 1:00 AM
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For the simple second order reaction 2A→product, we know the rate constant is given by,


For half life,  and 

Hence,




as k is a constant,






Thus, the half life of a second order reaction is inversely proportional to its initial concentration.

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