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Catalysts and rate equations

  1. Aug 25, 2011 #1
    Where do catalysts come into rate laws? For example in this question:
    [PLAIN]http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/1273/catalyst.png [Broken]
    I'd be inclined to say the rate law is: Rate = k[B ][C] but I don't know whether catalysts are supposed to show up in overall rate equations or not. As for coming up with a 2 step mechanism, wouldn't this work:

    i) B + C --> BC
    ii) AB + BC --> A + B2 + C

    they wouldn't make this question this simple though so I'm guessing I'm missing something here.
    Last edited by a moderator: May 5, 2017
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