Bottle Neck Effect


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Lindsey Chheng 1E
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Bottle Neck Effect

Postby Lindsey Chheng 1E » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:51 am

Can someone explain what exactly the bottle neck effect is and how I can remember what it means? I can't picture exactly why the name is "bottle neck".

Ryan Lee 1E
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Re: Bottle Neck Effect

Postby Ryan Lee 1E » Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:20 am

I believe the bottleneck effects describes when in a reaction with multiple steps, there is a slow step that follows a fast step, which means that the second step limits how fast the first one can go (the bottleneck). This is applied to the pre-equilibrium approach we have in which if the first fast step is limited, then we can assume that it is in equilibrium, in which then K = k/k' and we can substitute things around to solve for the rate law more easily.

005162520
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Re: Bottle Neck Effect

Postby 005162520 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:41 am

Is the second step our first step and the second step or fast step?

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Re: Bottle Neck Effect

Postby ALegala_2I » Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:46 am

The first step is fast and the second step is slow.

vibha gurunathan 1h
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Re: Bottle Neck Effect

Postby vibha gurunathan 1h » Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:02 am

005162520 wrote:Is the second step our first step and the second step or fast step?


I'm pretty sure it's when the second step is slow, so it limits how fast the first step can go


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