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Recall that a reaction mechanism is a sequence of single steps that add up to the chemical reaction.
The rate law of the reaction depends on the rate-determining step of the mechanism, which is the slow step in the mechanism.
Iodomethane (CH3I) is a commonly used reagent in organic chemistry. When used properly, this reagent allows chemists to introduce methyl groups in many different useful applications. The chemical does pose a risk as a carcinogen, possibly owing to iodomethane’s ability to react with portions of the DNA strand (if they were to come in contact). Consider the following hypothetical initial rates data:
Which of the following could be a possible mechanism to explain the initial rate data?
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