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Question 15.87

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:39 am
by Ishan Saha 1L
this question asks- "Under what conditions can these two mechanisms be distinguished by using kinetic data?" Could someone please explain what this means and what the answer might be? Thanks!

Re: Question 15.87

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:57 am
by Kaileigh Yang 2I
It is simply asking how, under different conditions such as change in concentration, the reaction mechanism might change. For example, in the book it says that in a dilute solution, kinetic data is not able to distinguish between different mechanisms whereas in a highly concentrated solution, the water concentration will alter the reaction's course.