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For the net reaction 2AB + 2C --> A2 + 2BC the following slow step has been proposed: 2AB --> A2...

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For the net reaction 2AB + 2C --> A2 + 2BC the following slow step has been proposed: 2AB --> A2 + 2B The rate law predicted by this step is

rate = k({AB}^ )({A2}^ )({B} ^). Note: In this question { } indicates concentration.

Rate law

In case of complex reactions, Rate of a reaction depends on the concentration of those reactants that are present in the slowest step.

That particular step is also known as the rate-determining step.

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The given reaction is:

{eq}2AB + 2C \rightarrow A_2 + 2BC\\ {/eq}

Slowest step

{eq}2AB \rightarrow A_2 + 2B\\ {/eq}

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Rate law is defined as the relationship between the rate of reaction and the concentration of the reactants. Learn about rate law, rate constant, and how to use rate law equations to determine reaction order for one or two reactants.


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