Problem: The reaction A + B → 2 C has the rate equation rate = k[A]2 Which is NOT true about this reaction? A. Increasing the temperature would increase the reaction rate.B. The mechanism for this reaction could have only a single step.C. Increasing the concentration of reactant A will increase the reaction rate.D. The reaction rate will remain constant even if you increase the concentration of reactant B.

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We're being asked to determine the statement is not true regarding the reaction below:

A + B → 2 C              rate = k[A]2


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


Let's analyze each given statement:

A. Increasing the temperature would increase the reaction rate.

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The reaction A + B → 2 C has the rate equation rate = k[A]2 Which is NOT true about this reaction?

A. Increasing the temperature would increase the reaction rate.

B. The mechanism for this reaction could have only a single step.

C. Increasing the concentration of reactant A will increase the reaction rate.

D. The reaction rate will remain constant even if you increase the concentration of reactant B.