Problem 12E

Visualizing Concepts

Consider the diagram that follows, which represents two steps in an overall reaction. The red spheres are oxygen, the blue ones nitrogen, and the green ones fluorine. (a) Write the chemical equation for each step in the reaction. (b) Write the equation for the overall reaction. (c) Identify the intermediate in the mechanism. (d) Write the rate law for the overall reaction if the first step is the slow, rate-determining step. [Section]

Chapter 1: Sections 1-6 1.1 What is a Function A function is a rule that takes certain numbers as inputs and assigns to each a definite output number. Domain: the set of all input numbers Range: the set of all output numbers Independent Variable: input Dependent Variable: output Interval Notation: Closed Intervals: a ⦤ t ⦤b and is written [a,b] Open Intervals: a < t < b and is written (a,b) A mathematical model is a mathematical description of a real situation. Increasing and Decreasing Functions: A function is increasing if the values of f(x) increase as x increases A function is decreasing if the values of f(x) decrease as x increases 1.2 Linear Functions A linear function has a graph that has a straight line. Slope= ri