Steady State Approximation

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Amanda Mac 1C
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Steady State Approximation

Postby Amanda Mac 1C » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:27 pm

Could someone explain steady state approximation and in what scenarios it would be used?

Jessica Jones 2B
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Re: Steady State Approximation

Postby Jessica Jones 2B » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:30 pm

fyi this will not be on the final! only pre-equilibrium approach

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Re: Steady State Approximation

Postby allyz1F » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:21 pm

The steady state approach to determining the overall rate law is just a more precise way of ensuring you arrive at the correct overall rate law by eliminating the intermediate concentration in terms of the other elementary-step variables. I guess if its not on the final then it doesn't do much good to get bogged down with all the details? Hope this clarified a little though!

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