The following reaction has the following rate law: Rate = k[Br2][NO]2 .
2 Br2 (g) + 2 NO (g) → N2 (g) + 2 Br2O (g)
The proposed mechanism for the reaction is :
Br2 (g) + NO (g) → N (g) + Br 2O (g) [SLOW]
N (g) + NO (g) → N2 (g + O (g) [FAST]
O (g) + Br2 (g) → Br2O (g) [FAST]
Which of the following statements is/are false?
a) The rate determining step is bimolecular.
b) There are three elementary steps in the reaction mechanism.
c) The mechanism possesses a catalyst.
d) O is the only reaction intermediate in this reaction mechanism.
e) This not a valid mechanism for the reaction.
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