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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
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Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
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Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

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

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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