Rate determining step

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Niharika 1H
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Rate determining step

Postby Niharika 1H » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:32 pm

How do we determine the rate-determining step of a reaction?

Ryan 1K
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Re: Rate determining step

Postby Ryan 1K » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:36 pm

The rate determining step is the slowest elementary step in the reaction. We will either be given this value or instructed to calculate this using rate laws.

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Re: Rate determining step

Postby PranaviKolla2B » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:39 pm

Why is the slowest step the rate determining step?

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