Pre-Equilibrium

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

Amber_Carlton_3D
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Pre-Equilibrium

How do you determine which step is the slow one and which step is the fast one in your pre-equilibrium approach?

Edward_Lee_3C
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Re: Pre-Equilibrium

If the k is lower or the activation energy is higher. If it doesn't show you it explicitly maybe count how much bonds were broken/formed in each step. I would assume it would tell you in the problem.

Kristina98
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Re: Pre-Equilibrium

you are usually told.