## intermediates

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

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### intermediates

do you include intermediates in the rate law for a certain step?

annabel 2A
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### Re: intermediates

Intermediates are in the rate laws for elementary steps but not in the overall rate law of the reaction

Norman Dis4C
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### Re: intermediates

They are not part of the overall rate law but the elementary steps.

Catherine Daye 1L
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### Re: intermediates

Intermediated are not in the overall rate law expression because they get created and used up during the reaction.

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### Re: intermediates

also make sure not to confuse intermediates for catalysts, which are first consumed then produced in a later elementary step, as opposed to intermediates, which are first produced then consumed during a later elementary step.

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