## elementary reaction

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

Tiffany Cao 1D
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### elementary reaction

Can we assume the rate law for individual elementary reactions? For an example, if a slow elementary reaction is 2I+H2==>2HI, is the rate law=k[I]^2[H2}?

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### Re: elementary reaction

We can assume the rate law using the coefficients in an elementary reaction only when proposing a reaction mechanism.