# Problem: The Rate law for the reaction2 NO(g) + Cl2(g) → 2 NOCl(g)is: Rate = k [NO][Cl2]If the following is the mechanism for the reaction                         k1NO(g) + Cl2(g) → NOCl2(g)                              k2NOCl2(g) + NO(g) → 2NOCl(g)Which statement is  NOT  true?A) The reaction is 2nd order overallB) k1 &lt; k2C) Doubling the [Cl2] will double the rateD) The reaction is first order in [Cl2]E) If the volume is doubled the rate will quadruple

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The Rate law for the reaction
2 NO(g) + Cl2(g) → 2 NOCl(g)
is: Rate = k [NO][Cl2]
If the following is the mechanism for the reaction
k1
NO(g) + Cl2(g) → NOCl2(g)
k2
NOCl2(g) + NO(g) → 2NOCl(g)

Which statement is  NOT  true?

A) The reaction is 2nd order overall
B) k1 < k2
C) Doubling the [Cl2] will double the rate
D) The reaction is first order in [Cl2]
E) If the volume is doubled the rate will quadruple

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