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For the reaction, 4HBr+O 2 ----->2H 2 0+2Br 2 rate=k[Hbr][O 2 ] predict the mechanism of the reaction I KNOW THE ANSWER BUT DONT KNOW HOW TO GET IT WITHOUT MEMORISING IT PLZ HELP!!


For the reaction,


                  4HBr+O2----->2H20+2Br2


rate=k[Hbr][O2]


predict the mechanism of the reaction


I KNOW THE ANSWER BUT DONT KNOW HOW TO GET IT WITHOUT MEMORISING IT PLZ HELP!!


Grade:12

1 Answers

suryakanth AskiitiansExpert-IITB
105 Points
12 years ago

The predicted mechanism is

HBr +O2 -> HOOBr

HOOBr+ HBr -> 2HOBr

2HOBr + 2HBr -> 2H2O+ 2Br2

The rate determining step is the first step

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