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Solution: Experiment shows that the rate of formation of carbon tetrachloride from chloroform,CHCl3(g) + Cl2(g) ⟶CCl4(g) + HCl(g)is first order in CHCl3, 1/2 order in Cl2, and 3/2 order overall. Show that the f

Problem

Experiment shows that the rate of formation of carbon tetrachloride from chloroform,

CHCl3(g) + Cl2(g) ⟶CCl4(g) + HCl(g)

is first order in CHCl3, 1/2 order in Cl2, and 3/2 order overall. Show that the following mechanism is consistent with the rate law:

(1) Cl2(g) ⇌ 2Cl(g)                                                 [fast]
(2) Cl(g) + CHCl3(g) ⟶HCl(g) + CCl3(g)               [slow]
(3) CCl3(g) + Cl(g) ⟶CCl4(g)                                 [fast]