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Slow elementary step

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:12 am
by marcus lin 1E
Why is the slow step the rate determining step?

Re: Slow elementary step

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:13 am
by Simran Rai 4E
The rate cannot be any faster than its slowest step, therefore, it determines the rate.

Re: Slow elementary step

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:21 am
by Briana Lopez 4K
Also, the slowest step is the one that requires the most energy to overcome such as the Activation Energy