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How do we know what the rate limiting reaction within a proposed reaction mechanism is? I know that it has the slowest rate, but is this something we generally calculate ourselves (if so, how?) or not?
Usually the proposed reaction mechanism has steps that are labeled with either slow or fast which can be used to determine which step is the rate determining step and therefore calculate the rate of the reaction.
Just to confirm, the slowest step is the rate-determining step?
PranaviKolla2B wrote:Just to confirm, the slowest step is the rate-determining step?
Yes, the slowest step is the rate determining step.
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