Problem: A possible mechanism for the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide isH2O2 → 2OHH2O2 + OH → H2O + HO2HO2 + OH → H2O + O2Using your results from Exercise 37, specify which step is the rate-determining step. What is the overall balanced equation for the reaction?---------------------Exercise 37. The decomposition of hydrogen peroxide was studied, and the following data were obtained at a particular temperature:Assuming thatdetermine the rate law, the integrated rate law, and the value of the rate constant. Calculate [H2O2] at 4000. s after the start of the reaction.

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For this problem, we are being asked to write the overall balanced equation for the reaction

H2O→ 2OH
H2O2 + OH → H2O + HO2
HO2 + OH → H2O + O2

In a given reaction mechanism, overall reaction can be determined by adding the given reactions:

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A possible mechanism for the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide is

H2O→ 2OH
H2O2 + OH → H2O + HO2
HO2 + OH → H2O + O2

Using your results from Exercise 37, specify which step is the rate-determining step. What is the overall balanced equation for the reaction?

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Exercise 37. The decomposition of hydrogen peroxide was studied, and the following data were obtained at a particular temperature:

Assuming that

determine the rate law, the integrated rate law, and the value of the rate constant. Calculate [H2O2] at 4000. s after the start of the reaction.

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