Problem: The decomposition of ozone may occur through the two-step mechanism shown below:step 1      O3 → O2 + Ostep 2     O3 + O → 2O2The oxygen atom (O) is considered to be a(n)A) activated complex.B) catalyst.C) reaction intermediate.D) product.E) reactant.

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We’re being asked to determine what is the role of O in the following reaction

step 1      O3 → O2 + O

step 2      O3 + O → 2 O2


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The decomposition of ozone may occur through the two-step mechanism shown below:

step 1      O3 → O2 + O

step 2     O3 + O → 2O2

The oxygen atom (O) is considered to be a(n)

A) activated complex.

B) catalyst.

C) reaction intermediate.

D) product.

E) reactant.

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