Elementary Reactions

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

RyanTran2F
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Elementary Reactions

Are we given the elementary reactions or will we have to figure out all the components on our own? Thanks :)

Michelle Chernyak 1J
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Re: Elementary Reactions

It depends. I think sometimes we will need to figure out the components on our own.

Kailey Brodeur 1J
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Re: Elementary Reactions

Yeah I also think it depends on the situation. Sometimes we will be given elementary steps and asked to analyze them, find the intermediates, overall reaction, and rate law. Other times, I think we could propose elementary reactions for an overall reaction, however, there would never be one correct answer for this type of question, rather multiple logical mechanisms.