1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data In the real world trimolecular reactions are rare, although trimerizations are not. Consider the following trimerization reaction in which three monomers of A combine to form the trimer C, A + A [itex]\Updownarrow[/itex] B, where k1 and k-1 are the forward and reverse rate constants respectively. and, A + B [itex]\Updownarrow[/itex] C. where k2 and k-2 are the forward and reverse rate constants respectively. (a) Use the law of mass action to ﬁnd the rate of production of the trimer C. (b) Suppose k−1 >> k−2, k2A. Use the appropriate quasi-steady-state approximation to ﬁnd the rates of production of A and C, and show that the rate of production of C is proportional to [A]3. Explain in words why this is so. 2. Relevant equations law of mass action, quasi-steady-state approximation 3. The attempt at a solution let c = concentration of C, a = concentration of A, b = concentration of B using law of mass action: dc/dt = k2ab - k-2c Is this correct?? Also I don't know how to go about part b? don't really understand the quasi-steady state for this system.