Problem: The mechanism for the gas-phase reaction of nitrogen dioxide with carbon monoxide to form nitric oxide and carbon dioxide is thought to be Write the rate law expected for this mechanism. What is the overall balanced equation for the reaction?

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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:


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The mechanism for the gas-phase reaction of nitrogen dioxide with carbon monoxide to form nitric oxide and carbon dioxide is thought to be 

Write the rate law expected for this mechanism. What is the overall balanced equation for the reaction?

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