## Rate determining reaction

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

Harsha 1J
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### Rate determining reaction

Do we need to know the rate determining step and the normal step of a certain reaction?

Minie 1G
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### Re: Rate determining reaction

The rate determining step would be the slowest step of the reaction. You would calculate the rate based on the slower step.

Miguel Velasco 2J
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### Re: Rate determining reaction

You always calculate based on what you got for the slowest step. The slowest step therefore is your determining rate.

Varsha Sivaganesh 1A
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### Re: Rate determining reaction

^ I agree with them, but if what you're asking is if we need to know that for this week's test, I believe the answer is no. We do not need to know anything past 15.6 (I think that means we don't need to know what Dr. Lavelle taught on Friday)

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