Question

Consider a consecutive reaction with pre-equilibrium:

A + B ? X ? Z;

The rate constant for each step is k_{1}, k_{-1}
and k_{2}, respectively.

(b)Derive the expression for the observed activation energy in
term of E_{a1}, E_{a-1} and E_{a2}.

(c)Based on your results, sketch the different scenarios for the possible Arrhenius plots for this type of mechanism.

(question is from physical chemistry course)

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