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Solution: Consider the hypothetical reaction 2 A + B → 2 C + D. The following two-step mechanism is proposed for the reaction:Step 1: A + B → C + XStep 2: A + X → C + DX is an unstable intermediate.What is the predicted rate law expression if Step 2 is rate determining?

Problem

Consider the hypothetical reaction 2 A + B → 2 C + D. The following two-step mechanism is proposed for the reaction:
Step 1: A + B → C + X
Step 2: A + X → C + D

X is an unstable intermediate.

What is the predicted rate law expression if Step 2 is rate determining?