mechanism differentiation

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Kassandra Molina 2B
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mechanism differentiation

Postby Kassandra Molina 2B » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:30 pm

how do you differentiate between two mechanism using rate laws?

Jason Muljadi 2C
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Re: mechanism differentiation

Postby Jason Muljadi 2C » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:54 pm

You find the slowest step and you find the concentration of the fast step. If there is a catalyst or intermediate, you have to isolate that and put everything on the other side. Then, you can plug in those values into the rate law of your fast step.

Beza Ayalew 1I
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Re: mechanism differentiation

Postby Beza Ayalew 1I » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:25 pm

if the slow step is the first step, I don't know if you still have to keep track of intermediates?

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