## Slow elementary step

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

marcus lin 1E
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### Slow elementary step

Why is the slow step the rate determining step?

Simran Rai 4E
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### Re: Slow elementary step

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

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