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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
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Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
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Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
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Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: Below is the reaction mechanism for the formation of nitrobenzene: HNO3 + H2SO4 →  H2NO3+ + HSO4- H2NO3+ + C6H6 → C6H6NO2+ + H2O C6H6NO2+ + HSO4-  → H2SO4 + C6H5NO2 Which substance serves as the catalyst? a) H2NO3+ b) HSO4- c) C6H6NO2+ d) H2SO4

Problem

Below is the reaction mechanism for the formation of nitrobenzene:

HNO3 + H2SO4 →  H2NO3+ + HSO4-

H2NO3+ + C6H6 → C6H6NO2+ + H2O

C6H6NO2+ + HSO4-  → H2SO4 + C6H5NO2

Which substance serves as the catalyst?

a) H2NO3+

b) HSO4-

c) C6H6NO2+

d) H2SO4