mechanism differentiation

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

Kassandra Molina 2B
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mechanism differentiation

how do you differentiate between two mechanism using rate laws?

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Re: mechanism differentiation

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

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