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Consider the reaction sequence A+B k2, D k-1 in which A reacts reversibly with B via mass action to form C, which then reacts via mass action to form D. Let a = [A], b = [B],c = [C] and d = [D], and t be the time in seconds from the start of the reaction. Assume that only A and B are present initially, with concentrations ao M and bo M respectively. (a) Derive a system of ODEs describing the reaction. (b) Derive a conservation law relating a and b and another relating a, c and d. (c) Suppose from now on that do = bo. Derive a simplified set of ODEs for a and c. (d) Find the equilibria, if any, of the system. (e) Draw by hand a phase plane diagram for this system (with a on the horizontal axis). Include in your diagram the vertical and horizontal nullclines the equilibrium points, if any the flow field in each region of the plane a mathematical justification for the direction of
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