The experimental rate law for the reaction below is equal to k[NO2]2. Is the proposed two-step mechanism valid? Explain. A.No; the overall stoichiometry of the reaction is not correct. B.No; the derived rate law does not match the experimental law. C.No; NO3cannot appear in the mechanism.
D.Yes; the experimental and derived rate laws are consistent. E.Yes; two moles of NO2are used in Step 1, and this leads to the square in the rate law.