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Homework Help: Chemistry

Posted by Carole on Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 4:11am.

Select the most likely rate law for the following:
(CH3)3C-Br + OH- > (CH3)3C-OH + Br-

a. Rate=k[(CH3)3C-Br]
b. Rate=k[(CH3)3C-Br][OH-]
c. Rate=k[(CH3)3C-Br][OH-]2
d. Rate=k[(CH3)3C-Br]2[OH-]2
e. Rate=k[(CH3)3C-Br]2[OH-]

The correct is answer is "a" but I'm not sure why its not b. Can you help?

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