Catalysts and Rate Laws

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Jordan Young 2J
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Catalysts and Rate Laws

Postby Jordan Young 2J » Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:48 pm

If there is a catalyst in the slow step of a reaction mechanism, is it included in the rate law even if it cancels in the overall reaction?

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Re: Catalysts and Rate Laws

Postby alicechien_4F » Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:00 am

Based on a previous answer given by Chem_Mod, rate laws can include catalysts if it is an elementary reaction.

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Re: Catalysts and Rate Laws

Postby Nawal Dandachi 1G » Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:12 am

i don't think you would include it in the overall reaction if it gets consumed.

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