Pre-Equilibrium Steps


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Miya Lopez 1I
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Pre-Equilibrium Steps

Postby Miya Lopez 1I » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:58 pm

Are we expected to know whether a reaction is fast or slow in order to use the pre-equilibrium approach? For example, in lecture today for the pre-equilibrium approach, step 1 was a fast bimolecular dimerization and step 2 was a slow bimolecular reaction.

monikac4k
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Re: Pre-Equilibrium Steps

Postby monikac4k » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:00 pm

Usually, the problem will tell us which steps are fast and which step is slow. Then with that information, we can solve for the overall rate law.

Angela Grant 1D
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Re: Pre-Equilibrium Steps

Postby Angela Grant 1D » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:07 pm

we'd be given which steps are fast or slow, so we'd just have to know that the slow step is the rate-determining step


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