posted by Michael on .
The following reaction mechanism has been proposed for a reaction:
(slow) NO2 + NO2-> NO3 + NO
(fast) NO3 + CO -> CO2 + NO2
A. Write the equation for the overall reaction from the mechanism above.
B.Write the rate law for the reaction
Sum the two equations. NO2 cancels on each side, NO3 cancels on each side to leave
NO2 + CO ==> CO2 + NO
B. The rate law for the reaction is determined by the slow step; therefore,
rate = k(NO2)2