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Proof and Evidence of Reaction Mechanism Validity

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Which of the following is the BEST evidence for the validity of a proposed reaction mechanism?

A

The same mass of catalyst is present at the end of the reaction as was at the beginning.

B

An experimenter found spectrophotometric data consistent with the presence of a reaction intermediate in the proposed mechanism.

C

Reaction rate data suggests that the rate of the reaction is approximately what is expected.

D

The product proposed by the mechanism was formed.