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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
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
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: 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](e) Is the following one-step mechanism equally valid?

Problem

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]

(e) Is the following one-step mechanism equally valid? A(g) + B(g) + C(g) ⟶ D(g)?