b) What is true about [H2O2] at any time during the reaction?

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reaction is thought to proceed according to the following mechanism:

2NO + H2 N2 + H2O2 (slow)

H2O2 + H2 2H2O (fast)

b) What is true about [H2O2] at any time during the reaction?

Jan 13th, 2015

a) 2NO + 2H2  N2 + 2H2O

b) [H2O2] is always very low because it is generated slowly but used up

quickly

c) would speed up only the fast step,  no change in overall rxn rate

d) the first step (the slow one) is the rate determining step


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