## Slow vs Fast reaction

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

hannah_flagg_3F
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### Slow vs Fast reaction

When given the steps with chemical equations, how can you tell which one is the fast one and which one is the slow one?

Danny Nguyen 2H
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### Re: Slow vs Fast reaction

I think usually we should be given some sort of information for us to determine which is the slow or fast step; whether they tell us straight up that one is fast the other slow or through the k's and the larger one is the faster step.