## Rate limiting step

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

Leonardo_VegaHidalgo_2E
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### Rate limiting step

Is the rate limiting step in a reaction always the slowest step?

Tycho_Meimban_2B
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### Re: Rate limiting step

"The overall rate law is the rate law of the slowest step." So technically yes it is.

Cayla_Brooks_1I
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### Re: Rate limiting step

Will we ever be expected to answer Rate= with a number rather than Rate=K[Blank]

Cayla_Brooks_1I
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### Re: Rate limiting step

Will we ever be expected to answer Rate= with a number rather than Rate=K[Blank]

Lubna_Abdulmajeed_2A
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### Re: Rate limiting step

^only if the rate itself is given. Otherwise, i dont think we need to calculate it.