## slow step

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

azirenorfleet3B
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### slow step

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

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### Re: slow step

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

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

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