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rate law → depends on slow step
rate = k3 [H2I][I]
[H2I] → intermediate
A proposed mechanism for the formation of hydrogen iodide can be written in simplified form as
I2 ⇌ 2I Fast, k1 (forward), k–1 (reverse)
I + H2 ⇌ H2I Fast, k2 (forward), k–2 (reverse)
H2I + I → 2 HI Slow, k3
What rate law corresponds to this mechanism?
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