HW 15.49

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HW 15.49

Postby JennyCKim1J » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:22 pm

For 15.49b, why is [HOBr] included in the rate law? Shouldn't it be expressed in a different way (like we did in class today) because it is an intermediate?

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Re: HW 15.49

Postby Ashley Davis 1I » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:42 pm

My guess is that it's okay to write it in the second step rate law as [HOBr] because that step is not rate-limiting (it's not the slower step). Thus the intermediate [HOBr] is still not in the overall rate law.

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Re: HW 15.49

Postby Nicole Anisgard Parra 2H » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:33 pm

Because it is not the rate determining step, we can write out the intermediate in the rate law for that specific step.

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