Problem: Identify the intermediates and catalysts for the reaction mechanism 2X + Y → W + 2Z                     fast W + Z → W + U + V                 slow V + Z → 2W + Y                       fast a) Z is an intermediate and Y is a catalyst b) W and Y are intermediates and there are no catalysts c) Z and Y are intermediates and W is a catalyst d) Z and V are intermediates and Y is a catalyst e) Z and V are intermediates and W is a catalyst

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Identify the intermediates and catalysts for the reaction mechanism

2X + Y → W + 2Z                     fast

W + Z → W + U + V                 slow

V + Z → 2W + Y                       fast

a) Z is an intermediate and Y is a catalyst

b) W and Y are intermediates and there are no catalysts

c) Z and Y are intermediates and W is a catalyst

d) Z and V are intermediates and Y is a catalyst

e) Z and V are intermediates and W is a catalyst

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