## rate laws

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

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### rate laws

Is the overall rate law of a reaction with multiple reactants the same rate law for the slowest step pertaining to a reactant of that reaction?

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### Re: rate laws

Since the slow step reaction mechanism is rate limiting, I believe this is true.

Sukanya Mohapatra 2G
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### Re: rate laws

Yes, the rate would depend on the slowest step.

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### Re: rate laws

yes, the rate depends on the slow step since it is the limiting step

Matthew Tsai 2H
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### Re: rate laws

Yes, the overall rate would depend on the slowest step.

Nick Lewis 4F
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### Re: rate laws

The rate depends on the slowest step, just like the old phrase your only as strong as your weakest link.

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### Re: rate laws

rate is determined by the slow step

Ayushi2011
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### Re: rate laws

Yes, rate is determine by the slowest step.

Charlene Datu 2E
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### Re: rate laws

Yes, for most circumstances. However, in a pre-equilibrium approach question, the rate would depend on the equilibrium step that occurs before the slow step and the slow step itself.