## Reaction rate

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

David Sarkissian 1K
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### Reaction rate

Is there an easy way to tell which reaction is fast and which is slow in a a series of reactions if we are not told in advance? Are there any tell-tale signs that give it away?

Michelle Wang 4I
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### Re: Reaction rate

Typically, reactions that are termolecular are slow since it is less likely for three molecules to collide with the right amount of energy for the reaction to occur.