## Quiz Prep #1 Winter 2016 Question 7

$K = \frac{k_{forward}}{k_{reverse}}$

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### Quiz Prep #1 Winter 2016 Question 7

Question #7 involves a reaction tgat has 3 mechanisms/steps. It ask from this to formulate the rate constant. The slowest step is NO+NO->N2O2. I get that the slowest step determines the reaction rate but how do you determine the reaction order?

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### Re: Quiz Prep #1 Winter 2016 Question 7

By saying that "step" we mean that it's an elementary reaction. So you just need to find what's the coeffiency in that reaction(after simplified and balanced) to determine what's the order.