We’re being asked to determine if the mechanism is consistent with the actual rate law: Rate = k[A][B][C].
When a reaction mechanism is given, the rate law can be determined using the slow step in the reaction mechanism.
▪ rate law only involves the reactants
▪ the coefficients of the reactants in the slow step are the order of the reaction with respect to that reactant
▪ Rate Law has a general form of:
k = rate constant
X & Y = reactants
a & b = reactant orders
We're given the reaction mechanism:
The proposed mechanism for a reaction is
(1) A(g) + B(g) ⇌ X(g) [fast]
(2) X(g) + C(g) ⟶Y(g) [slow]
(3) Y(g) ⟶ D(g) [fast]
(d) Is the mechanism consistent with the actual rate law: Rate = k[A][B][C]?
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