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Essentials of Chemical Reaction Engineering by H. Scott Fogler

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9.1.2 Searching for a Mechanism

In many instances the rate data are correlated before a mechanism is found. It is a normal procedure to reduce the additive constant in the denominator to 1. We therefore divide the numerator and denominator of Equation (9-9) by k3 to obtain

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General Considerations

The rules of thumb listed in Table 9-2 may be of some help in the development of a mechanism that is consistent with the experimental rate law.

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Table 9-2. Rules of Thumb for Development of a Mechanism

  1. Species having the concentration(s) appearing ...

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