rate laws


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AMahadi
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rate laws

Postby AMahadi » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:43 am

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?

Sjeffrey_1C
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Re: rate laws

Postby Sjeffrey_1C » Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:06 pm

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

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Re: rate laws

Postby Sukanya Mohapatra 2G » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:20 pm

Yes, the rate would depend on the slowest step.

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Re: rate laws

Postby 205291012 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:56 pm

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

Matthew Tsai 2H
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Re: rate laws

Postby Matthew Tsai 2H » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:32 pm

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

Nick Lewis 4F
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Re: rate laws

Postby Nick Lewis 4F » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:59 pm

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

Postby Callum Guo 1H » Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:29 pm

rate is determined by the slow step

Ayushi2011
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Re: rate laws

Postby Ayushi2011 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:18 pm

Yes, rate is determine by the slowest step.

Charlene Datu 2E
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Re: rate laws

Postby Charlene Datu 2E » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:18 pm

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.


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