slow step


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slow step

Postby azirenorfleet3B » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:24 am

how would the rate be determined if the slow step is the second step

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Re: slow step

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:35 am

Your rate law would be in terms of the reactants used in the 2nd step since your rate is determined by the slowest step.

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Re: slow step

Postby Tasnia Haider 1E » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:54 pm

The slow step and the rate law should be the same in terms of reactants. The rate law should match the slow step’s reactants.

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Re: slow step

Postby RussellChin_3A » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:56 pm

The rate of the slow step is the rate of the full reaction as the reaction can only progress as fast as the slowest step


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