Please forgive me for possibly noob question, but I didn't find a suitable (for my level of understanding) answer in open search.
Let's say we have a tripartite mixture of A, B and C, miscible in one another.
A and C slowly react with B, yielding semi-stable (AB) and (CB) complexes and water (all products, including water, are well-soluble in the broth) but not with themselves and not with reaction products.
Molar ratios of reactants are:
A - 0.99
B - 0.0099
C - 0.0001, so roughly n(A) = 100n(B) = 10,000n(C), or n(A)/n(B) = 100 = n(B)/n(C)
Let's say we add catalyst, or just observe (measure) the yields for some, long enough, time.
The questions are:
1. If reaction speed in binary mixtures of A+B = (AB) + H20 is 100 times slower than that for (C+B) + H20, given the conditions (temperature, pressure, catalyst, if applicable) are all the same in both bipartite and tripartite mixtures, how will the yields of AB and CB grow in comparison to one another?
2. Will such reactants compete for the B from the start, altering their binary reactions rates, or not?
3. Finally, could you receive a reasonably good (significant) conversion of C to CB in any given moment of time?
Thank you in advance.