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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
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Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
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Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
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Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: You have studied the gas-phase oxidation of HBr by O2:4HBr(g) + O2 (g) → 2H2O(g) + 2Br2 (g)You find the reaction to be first order with respect to HBr and first order with respect to O2. You propose t

Problem
You have studied the gas-phase oxidation of HBr by O2:
4HBr(g) + O2 (g) → 2H2O(g) + 2Br2 (g)
You find the reaction to be first order with respect to HBr and first order with respect to O2. You propose the following mechanism:

HBr(g) + O2 (g) → HOOBr(g)
HOOBr(g) + HBr(g) → 2HOBr(g)
 HOBr(g) + HBr(g) → H2O(g) + Br2 (g)

What are the intermediates in this mechanism?