steady state vs pre equilibrium


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juchung7
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steady state vs pre equilibrium

Postby juchung7 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:07 am

How would you know when to use either approach to solving for rate law? Are there any factors that would make you assume one over the other?

Michelle Lee 2E
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Re: steady state vs pre equilibrium

Postby Michelle Lee 2E » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:46 am

Pre equilibrium indicates a fast step before a slow step and the need to substitute the intermediate in the slow step with the equilibrium constant equation we find from the fast step.

Michaela Capps 1l
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Re: steady state vs pre equilibrium

Postby Michaela Capps 1l » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:44 pm

Pre equilibrium is easy to use but is not as flexible at steady state approximations which is usually used for complex mechanisms.

Christina Cen 2J
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Re: steady state vs pre equilibrium

Postby Christina Cen 2J » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:21 pm

what makes steady state more flexible in contrast to pre equilibrium?


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