Find a Rate Expression for the Reaction
The saponification of the ester propargyl acetate, A, with base, B, was studied by Myers, Collett, and Lazzell using a conductivity technique that follows the course of the reaction. Conductivity, C(t), is related to the conversion of the base through the relation:
They report the data in the table below for a solution in a batch reactor that is initially 0.00873 N ester and 0.00673 N base. Find a rate expression for the reaction that is consistent with these data, assuming mass-action kinetics. Solve for k.