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Pre-equilibrium vs. steady-state

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:34 pm
by Christine Chen 1H
Under what conditions is it okay to use the pre-equilibrium method and vice versa for steady-state?

Re: Pre-equilibrium vs. steady-state

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:11 pm
by MaanasO 1A
You use pre-equilibrium when you have an intermediate listed in your slow step. You don't use steady state because it's super mathy and he never taught it to us in class.

Re: Pre-equilibrium vs. steady-state

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:33 pm
by Nicolette_Canlian_2L
the pre-equilibrium approach is a simpler way to get to the same solution with less complication.

Re: Pre-equilibrium vs. steady-state

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:41 pm
by George Ghaly 2L
the steady step is never used in this class according to Dr. Lavelle since it requires too much math.

Re: Pre-equilibrium vs. steady-state

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:39 pm
by Noah Fox 1E
I would avoid steady-state even as a sanity check primarily because it's long math intensive and time consuming.