## rxn mechanisms

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

CaminaB_1D
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### rxn mechanisms

What exactly does rxn mechanisms tell us?

Lily Benitez 2G
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### Re: rxn mechanisms

If we know what the slowest step of the mechanism is, this let's us find the rate equation. This tells us how if we can increase the rate by increasing the concentration of certain reactants.

A De Castro 14B 2H
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### Re: rxn mechanisms

Reaction mechanisms tell us the order and number of elementary steps that occur to form products. They also tell us whether or not reaction intermediates are formed then consumed. The slowest step in the mechanism, which is usually indicated, determines the rate of the reaction.

Cody Do 2F
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### Re: rxn mechanisms

In essence, reaction mechanisms define the number of steps needed to form products. They offer an explanation to how a reaction occurs (the creation and subsequent consumption of intermediates). It also helps in identifying the rate of reaction based on the slowest step from all the elementary steps.