The following mechanism has been proposed for the gasphase
reaction of chloroform 1CHCl32 and chlorine:
Step 1: Cl21g2 Δ k1 k - 1 2 Cl1g2 1fast2
Step 2: Cl1g2 + CHCl31g2 ¡k2 HCl1g2 + CCl31g2 1slow2
Step 3: Cl1g2 + CCl31g2 ¡k3 CCl4 1fast2
(a) What is the overall reaction?
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