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Problem 72c
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The decomposition of hydrogen peroxide is catalyzed by iodide ion. The catalyzed reaction is thought to proceed by a two-step mechanism: H2O21aq2 + I - 1aq2¡H2O1l2 + IO- 1aq2 1slow2 IO- 1aq2 + H2O21aq2¡H2O1l2 + O21g2 + I - 1aq2 1fast2 (b) Identify the intermediate, if any, in the mechanism.

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