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The linearity of the curve is an indication of the leading role of protonated bromate species in the rate-determining step.
An increasing value of the rate constant upon scaling ionic strength (Table-4) confirms the involvement of the positively charged ions in the rate-determining step.
The identification of dominant reaction paths, reaction intermediates and rate-determining steps allows a quantification of the effects of reaction conditions and catalyst properties, providing guidelines for catalyst optimization.

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