Acetaldehyde can undergo catalytic decomposition according to the mechanism below:
CH3CHO + I2 = CH3I + HI + CO (RDS)
CH3I + HI = CH4 + I2
Use the mechanism to determine:
a. the overall chemical equation
b the catalyst
c the intermediates
d. the rate law
CH3CHO + I2 = CH4 + I2 + CO is the over all equation
The catalyst is I2
The intermediates are CH3I ...
The solution provides a concise answer in identifying the overall chemical equation, catalyst, intermediates and rate law of acetaldehyde's catalytic decomposition according the mechanism given by the asker.