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Solution: Consider this overall reaction, which is experimentally observed to be second order in AB and zero order in C: AB + C → A + BCIs the following mechanism valid for this reaction?

Problem

Consider this overall reaction, which is experimentally observed to be second order in AB and zero order in C

AB + C → A + BC

Is the following mechanism valid for this reaction?
The figure shows 2 schemes of reaction. In the first reaction labeled slow, AB reacts with AB and gets AB2 and A. The constant of the reaction is k1. In the second reaction labeled fast, AB2 reacts with C in order to form AB and BC. The constant of the reaction is k2.