Slow Step

$aR \to bP, Rate = -\frac{1}{a} \frac{d[R]}{dt} = \frac{1}{b}\frac{d[P]}{dt}$

SitharaMenon2B
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Slow Step

What is the slow step?

Glendy Gonzalez 1A
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Re: Slow Step

The slow step is known as the rate determining step in a reaction mechanism. This step is simply the one with the slowest rate.

Aijun Zhang 1D
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Re: Slow Step

Slow step is the rate-determining step. The fast step does not affect the rate of a reaction. So when express the rate reaction of two connecting reactions, always express the reactants in the slow step.