intermediate molecules

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Briana Yik 1H
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intermediate molecules

Postby Briana Yik 1H » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:41 pm

Why are intermediate molecules not included in the rate law? Thank you!

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Re: intermediate molecules

Postby megansardina2G » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:50 pm

They are not part of the overall rate law because they are produced in one step and consumed in another, later step.

Xingzheng Sun 2K
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Re: intermediate molecules

Postby Xingzheng Sun 2K » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:31 pm

Intermediate molecules are not included in general rate laws because only reactants are, but they can be included if you break down the reaction mechanism and look into the rate for each step.

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Re: intermediate molecules

Postby Ahmed Mahmood 4D » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:30 am

Intermediate molecules are not a part of the overall reaction, as they are produced and consumed in separate elementary steps of the reaction.

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