Questions about limiting step

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Questions about limiting step

Postby Jingyuan_Fu_3E » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:51 pm

In the lecture, Prof. Lavelle gives the example of NO2(g)+CO(g)-->NO(g)+CO2(g) in which the first step of two NO2 colliding limits the rate of the whole reaction because RATE=k[NO2]^2. So I would like to know if there is any example of a bimolecular reaction in which the rate is determined by the second step in which the intermediate species limits the reaction rate? Thank you in advance!

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Re: Questions about limiting step

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:32 pm

There are examples in homework in which the second step is the limiting step.

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