Question

2. In class, we derived expressions for the dissociation rate constant according to the Lindemann

mechanism. Here, consider the Lindemann mechanism for the following association reaction:

Derive an expression for the association rate constant, k, defined as

as a function of CM in terms of ka, ka, and k, using the steady state assumption for C*. Also derive

expressions for the limiting cases of the low- and high-pressure limits. (35 points)

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