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

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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