State true or false. Decomposition of nitrogen pentoxide follows

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State true or false.

Decomposition of nitrogen pentoxide follows second order mechanism, assuming that the kinetics is controlled by a single step mechanism.

A. Decomposition of nitrogen pentoxide follows second order mechanism, assuming that the kinetics is controlled by a single step mechanism.

B. True

C. False

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Query is from Reducing the Size of Kinetic Models in section Elements of Reaction Kinetics of Chemical Reaction Engineering

The correct option is B. True

The explanation: The rate of N2O5 decomposition is given by, r = k[N2O5].

Hence, the reaction follows first order.