## Reaction Mechanism Steps

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

Jessica Nunez 1I
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### Reaction Mechanism Steps

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

JamesAntonios 1E
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### Re: Reaction Mechanism Steps

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.

Rohan Chaudhari- 1K
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### Re: Reaction Mechanism Steps

Yes it would be the slow step

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### Re: Reaction Mechanism Steps

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

Sabrina Fardeheb 2B
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### Re: Reaction Mechanism Steps

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.