Reaction Mechanism A Detailed Description Of A Chemical Reaction Consisting Of

Reaction Mechanism–a detailed description of a chemical reaction consisting of a series of elementary steps. A plausible mechanism must be consistent with the stoichiometry and the rate law of the net equation. Questions: 1) Why do some reactions work and others do not? 2) Why are some reactions fast and others slow? 3) Why are some reactions exothermic and some energetic?