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The rate law for the reaction H2O2 + 2H+ + 2I - → I 2 +2H2O is rate = k[H2O2][I- ]. The following mechanism has been suggested.
H2O2 + I - → HOI + OH- slow
OH- + H+ → H2O fast
HOI + H+ + I - → I2 + H2O fast
Identify all intermediates included in this mechanism.
A. H+ and I
B. H+ and HOI
C. HOI and OH
D. H+ only
E. H2O and OH -
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