Pre Equilibrium Approach

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

Ricky Ma DIS 4E
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Pre Equilibrium Approach

When would one use the pre-equilibtium approach. What would the question be asking? I can't seem to find a problem where it explicitly asks for one to use the approach to solve for something?

Lorena Zhang 4E
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Re: Pre Equilibrium Approach

Usually, we use a pre equilibrium approach when the reaction is separated into a few steps in which the a fast step is followed by a slow step. In this case, we can assume that the faster step reaches equilibrium.

Claudia Luong 4K
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Re: Pre Equilibrium Approach

Typically we are given a fast step and slow step when asked to use this approach

Carlos De La Torre 2L
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Re: Pre Equilibrium Approach

We use the preequilibrium approach in order to get rid of intermediates in the final rate law