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slow step

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:16 pm
by Baoying Li 1B
Under what conditions do we only consider use the rate law of slow step as the overall rate laws? Is that always the case?

Re: slow step

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:31 pm
by Anisha Chandra 1K
I think the book said something like this:
- if the slow step is the second step, the rate law for that step determines the rate law for the reaction
- if the slow step is the first step, the rate law for that step must match the rate law for the reaction

Re: slow step

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:24 pm
by 005324438
If it is a multi-step reaction and one is significantly slower than the other, then we will always use that step to determine the rate-law.

Re: slow step

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:51 pm
by 405268063
I believe that the slowest step of a multi-step reaction is the rate-determining step.

Re: slow step

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:01 pm
by Robert Tran 1B
For all conditions, the slowest step determines the rate of the reaction, because the reaction can only proceed as fast as the slowest process.

Re: slow step

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:20 pm
by Sofia Barker 2C
The slow step of a reaction is always the rate-determining step for an overall reaction.

Re: slow step

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:56 pm
by Nare Nazaryan 1F
I think the slow step is the one that determines the rate law for the overall reaction.

Re: slow step

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:56 pm
by Adriana_4F
The slow step is the one that determines the rate law

Re: slow step

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:00 pm
by SimranSangha4I
The slow step would be the rate determining step, so that would be used in finding the rate-law.

Re: slow step

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:09 pm
by Gerald Bernal1I
Its the rate determining step unless it does not match up with the actual rate law of the reaction.