Solution: Which statement concerning a possible mechanism for a reaction is false?a. The slow step will only include reactants listed in the overall chemical equation.b. A possible mechanism must be consistent with the experimental data.c. Each elementary step is represented by a balanced equation.d. The elementary steps must add to give the equation for the overall reaction.e. The speed of the slow step limits the rate at which the overall reaction occurs.

Problem

Which statement concerning a possible mechanism for a reaction is false?

a. The slow step will only include reactants listed in the overall chemical equation.

b. A possible mechanism must be consistent with the experimental data.

c. Each elementary step is represented by a balanced equation.

d. The elementary steps must add to give the equation for the overall reaction.

e. The speed of the slow step limits the rate at which the overall reaction occurs.

Solution

Analyzing each choice:

a. The slow step will only include reactants listed in the overall chemical equation.

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