Chemistry Practice Problems Reaction Mechanism Practice Problems Solution: The following mechanism has been proposed for the ...

Solution: The following mechanism has been proposed for the reaction, A2 + 2 B → 2 P.What is the overall order of the reaction?1. A 2 ⇌2 A     Fast2. A + B → P       Slowa. 2b. 4c. 1d. 2e. 1/2

Problem

The following mechanism has been proposed for the reaction, A2 + 2 B → 2 P.

What is the overall order of the reaction?

1. A 2 ⇌2 A     Fast

2. A + B → P       Slow

a. 2

b. 4

c. 1

d. 2

e. 1/2

Solution

Determine the overall order of the reaction by analyzing the provided elementary reactions

Recall that in reaction mechanisms, the slowest step tells us the overall reaction

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