Problem: The proposed mechanism for a given reaction is as follows:Step One: 2 NO (g)    N2O2 (g)Step Two: H2(g) + N2O2(g)    H2O(g) + N2O(g)      Rate - determining StepStep Three: N2O(g) + H2(g)    N2(g) + H2O(g)    FastWrite the overall chemical reaction for the proposed mechanism given above.

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For this problem, we have to find the overall reaction for the proposed mechanism

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The proposed mechanism for a given reaction is as follows:

Step One: 2 NO (g)    N2O2 (g)

Step Two: H2(g) + N2O2(g)    H2O(g) + N2O(g)      Rate - determining Step

Step Three: N2O(g) + H2(g)    N2(g) + H2O(g)    Fast

Write the overall chemical reaction for the proposed mechanism given above.


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