We’re being asked to determine the reaction mechanism that shows the presence of a catalyst for this reaction:
A + B → C
Recall that a catalyst is a compound that increases the rate of a reaction by lowering the activation energy. It is neither a reactant nor a product in the overall reaction.
Which of the following is a reaction mechanism for A + B → C that shows the presence of a catalyst?
A.) D + 2 B → E (slow)
A + E → D + C + B (fast)
B.) A → D + B (slow)
D + 2 B → C (fast)
C.) A → D + E (slow)
D + E + B → C (fast)
D.) 2 B → D (fast)
D + A → C + B (slow)
E.) 2 B → 2 D + E (slow)
A + 2 D + E → C + B (fast)
Frequently Asked Questions
What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?
Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Reaction Mechanism concept. If you need more Reaction Mechanism practice, you can also practice Reaction Mechanism practice problems.
What is the difficulty of this problem?
Our tutors rated the difficulty ofWhich of the following is a reaction mechanism for A + B → C...as low difficulty.
How long does this problem take to solve?
Our expert Chemistry tutor, Jules took 1 minute and 30 seconds to solve this problem. You can follow their steps in the video explanation above.
What professor is this problem relevant for?
Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Lewis' class at USF.