rate determining step


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Ashley McClearnen 1B
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rate determining step

Postby Ashley McClearnen 1B » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:10 pm

How do you know which elementary step is the rate determining step?

emily gao 1C
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Re: rate determining step

Postby emily gao 1C » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:13 pm

the slow elementary step is the rate determining step. the other steps are fast so you assume those steps are at equilibrium so the fwd rate is the same as the rvs rate.

Beatrice Petelo 1F
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Re: rate determining step

Postby Beatrice Petelo 1F » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:25 pm

Why is the slow elementary step the rate-determining step and not the faster step?


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