Rate Determining Step

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Amanda Mac 1C
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Rate Determining Step

Postby Amanda Mac 1C » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:00 pm

If a reaction has multiple mechanisms which means multiple slow steps, would the rate determining step be the whole mechanism or just the slow step of that particular mechanism depending on the rates given?

Emily Oren 3C
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Re: Rate Determining Step

Postby Emily Oren 3C » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:25 pm

I think the rate determining step would be the slowest of the slow steps overall.

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Re: Rate Determining Step

Postby lizzygaines1D » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:26 pm

one of the rates must be the slowest rate.

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