Problem: The reaction 4 A + C + H → D has the mechanism below. What is the rate law? 1) 2 A → B fast 2) 2 B → B 2 fast 3) B 2 + C → G slow 4) G + H → D fast 

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We are being asked to write a rate law for the reaction using the provided mechanism.

Rate law is a mathematical equation that links the rate of a chemical reaction with the concentrations of its reactants.

Rate law is written using the slow step of the reaction (also called the rate-determining step)


Recall that the rate law only focuses on the reactant concentrations and has a general form of:

rate law=kAxBy

k = rate constant
A & B = reactants
x & y = reactant orders


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The reaction 4 A + C + H → D has the mechanism below. What is the rate law? 1) 2 A → B fast 2) 2 B → B 2 fast 3) B 2 + C → G slow 4) G + H → D fast 

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