Rate determining step

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Abigail Urbina 1K
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Rate determining step

Postby Abigail Urbina 1K » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:20 pm

The book says "In some cases the original reaction with a slow rate-determining step may continue in parallel with the catalyzed reaction. However, the rate is determined by the faster path, which governs the overall rate of formation of products." I thought that the rate was determined by the slow elementary step, so I'm a little confused. Can someone please clarify what the book means?

allyz1F
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Re: Rate determining step

Postby allyz1F » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:25 pm

I had this same question - maybe a typo?

Kaileigh Yang 2I
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Re: Rate determining step

Postby Kaileigh Yang 2I » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:08 am

I think it means the slow step.


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