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The proposed mechanism for a reaction is 1) A(g) + B(g) `hArr ` X(g) [fast] 2)...
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The overall reaction for these proposed mechanisms is:
A(g) + B(g) + C(g) -> D(g)
Y and X are the intermediates.
The proposed mechanism is not a single step reaction that gives rise in the formation of the intermediates.
For the rate law; order of reaction; molecularity
1.` r = k[A][B]` ; second order reaction; bimolecular
2. `r = k[X][C]` ; second order reaction; bimolecular
3. `r = k[Y]` ; first order reaction; unimolecular
However since it is noted that the second reaction is the slow reaction, it is called the rate determining step.
Posted by jerichorayel on July 11, 2013 at 8:09 AM (Answer #1)
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