Slow elementary step


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marcus lin 1E
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Slow elementary step

Postby marcus lin 1E » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:12 am

Why is the slow step the rate determining step?

Simran Rai 4E
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Re: Slow elementary step

Postby Simran Rai 4E » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:13 am

The rate cannot be any faster than its slowest step, therefore, it determines the rate.

Briana Lopez 4K
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Re: Slow elementary step

Postby Briana Lopez 4K » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:21 am

Also, the slowest step is the one that requires the most energy to overcome such as the Activation Energy


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