# The gas phase reaction of chlorine with chloroform is described by the following reaction Cl_2 +...

## Question:

The gas phase reaction of chlorine with chloroform is described by the following reaction Cl_2 + CHCl_3 --> HCl + CCl_4 A proposed mechanism for this reaction involves three steps

i) Cl_2 <=>2 Cl a very fast process in both directions,

ii Cl + CHCl_3 -->HCl + CCl_3 a very slow process

iii) CCl_3 + Cl -->CC_4; a fast process

Derive the overall rate law

## Rate Law:

The expression that relates reactant concentration and rate constant for a reaction is known as rate law. In case of multistep reactions, it is determined by including the species of slowest step.

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The reaction of chlorine with chloroform is shown below.

{eq}{\rm{C}}{{\rm{l}}_{\rm{2}}} + {\rm{CHC}}{{\rm{l}}_{\rm{3}}} \to {\rm{HCl}} +... Rate Constant and Rate Laws

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