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Elementary Reaction

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:29 pm
by Melodie Oh 2A
How do you know when an elementary reaction is slow or fast?

Re: Elementary Reaction

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:55 pm
by Angel Gomez 1K
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.

Re: Elementary Reaction

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:35 pm
by Vincent Chiang 1L
Most likely for the exam you will be given whether the elementary reaction is fast or slow.