Reaction Mechanism Steps


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Jessica Nunez 1I
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Reaction Mechanism Steps

Postby Jessica Nunez 1I » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:21 pm

If there is only one step in the reaction, do we assume it is the slow step?

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Re: Reaction Mechanism Steps

Postby JamesAntonios 1E » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:22 pm

I think so because the rate law is just determined by that one step, so that is the only step that could be the rate determining step.

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Re: Reaction Mechanism Steps

Postby Rohan Chaudhari- 1K » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:49 pm

Yes it would be the slow step

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Re: Reaction Mechanism Steps

Postby 204918982 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:50 pm

Yes we would have to assume that in order to be able to calculate the rate law

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Re: Reaction Mechanism Steps

Postby Sabrina Fardeheb 2B » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:54 pm

We don't necessarily need to label it as a slow or fast step, but rather use only that equation in order to solve the rate law.


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