The thermal decomposition of nitryl chloride, NO2Cl, is
believed to occur by the following mechanism:
NO2Cl1g2 ¡ k1 NO21g2 + Cl1g2
Cl1g2 + NO2Cl1g2 ¡ k2 NO21g2 + Cl21g2
(c) What rate law is predicted by this mechanism if the first
step is rate-determining?
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