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Reaction Mechanism Properties

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For a series of elementary reactions that combine to give an overall reaction mechanism for a multi-step mechanism, which of the following statements is INCORRECT?

A

The intermediate and catalyst can be easily identified based on the placement in the series of steps.

B

The net equation is a sum of all of the reactants and products after similar substances on each side have been eliminated.

C

The balanced chemical equation of the overall reaction specifies both the stoichiometry of the reaction and the rate order for the reaction.

D

The slowest step is the best place to add a catalyst in order to increase the overall rate of the reaction.