Pre-Equilibrium approach


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Elle_Bertuccelli_1B
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Pre-Equilibrium approach

Postby Elle_Bertuccelli_1B » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:25 pm

When the slow step comes before the fast step, can the pre-equilibrium approach still be used?

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Re: Pre-Equilibrium approach

Postby Khang_Tran_1O » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:42 pm

As Chem_mod replied in another post:

"You don't need to use the pre-equilibrium approach if the first step is a slow step. Remember, the slow step is the rate-determining step and a pre-equilibrium is when an intermediate is formed in a fast equilibrium reaction prior to a slow step in the mechanism."

So no, you don't need to use the approach in that case.


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