Consider the reaction:
2 AB → C2 + 2 BC
The following mechanism has been proposed.
2 AB → A2B2 slow
second step fast
A student is testing this mechanism for plausibility, which of the following statements is/are true?
i. the experimental rate law should be Rate = k[AB] 2[C2]
ii. the experimental rate law should be Rate = k[AB] 2
iii. A2B2 + C2 → A2 + 2 BC could be fast step
a. i only
b. ii only
c. i and iii
d. i and ii
e. ii and iii