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Postby Timmy Nguyen Dis 1I » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:14 pm

What exactly are reaction mechanisms?

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Re: Mechanisms

Postby asannajust_1J » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:16 pm

reaction mechanisms are different pathways in which a reaction can take place. Since reactions do not simply occur at once, they are broken down into steps for different reactions to take place.

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Re: Mechanisms

Postby Bryan Chen 1H » Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:33 pm

According to Khan Academy, "The reaction mechanism describes the sequence of elementary reactions that must occur to go from reactants to products."

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Re: Mechanisms

Postby Tauhid Islam- 1H » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:23 pm

Reaction mechanism are the sequential elementary reactions that occur from reactants going to products. Reaction intermediates are formed in one step and then consumed in a last step of the reaction mechanism. The slowest step in the mechanism is called the rate determining step or rate-limiting step.

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Re: Mechanisms

Postby Riya Sood 4G » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:28 pm

Think of a reaction mechanism as the sum of all the elementary steps that lead to the overall reaction. Understanding the step by step process of a reaction helps find the slowest rate determining step which can be used to determine the rate law.

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