slow step


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Amy Zheng 2l
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slow step

Postby Amy Zheng 2l » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:37 pm

Is it possible to have multiple slow step in mechanism?

Sally Nason - 1K
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Re: slow step

Postby Sally Nason - 1K » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:40 pm

There can only be one "slow" step because it is considered the slowest of all the steps. Slow is a relative term and describes the speed of one step of reaction in relation to the speed of the other steps.

Ramya Lakkaraju 1B
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Re: slow step

Postby Ramya Lakkaraju 1B » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:52 pm

You can only have 1 slow step and that is the step that matches the overall reaction's rate law.

Abby Ellstrom 1I
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Re: slow step

Postby Abby Ellstrom 1I » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:36 pm

In this class it is only possible to have single slow step mechanisms.


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