## Elementary Reaction

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

Melodie Oh 2A
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### Elementary Reaction

How do you know when an elementary reaction is slow or fast?

Angel Gomez 1K
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### Re: Elementary Reaction

An elementary step's rate law must agree with the observed rate law of the overall reaction. The step whose rate law agrees is going to be the slowest step.

Vincent Chiang 1L
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### Re: Elementary Reaction

Most likely for the exam you will be given whether the elementary reaction is fast or slow.