## reaction mechanism

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

manasa933
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### reaction mechanism

Will we be told if an elementary step is a fast or slow one? And do we always assume pre-equilibrium conditions?

Christine Wastila 1H
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### Re: reaction mechanism

We may not always be told explicitly, but it will be obvious by the information given. For example, if we are told the rate law, than we know which one is the slow step because they have to correspond.