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How do you tell which step in a multistep reaction is the slow step? Would we be given this information or is there a way to tell by the step itself? I am having trouble figuring out which step is the rate limiting step.
Normally the problem will either tell you which step is the slow, rate determining step, or it will give you the reaction mechanism and the overall rate law for the reaction and you would have to determine from this information which step is the slow step.
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