## Rate determining step

Arrhenius Equation: $\ln k = - \frac{E_{a}}{RT} + \ln A$

Abigail Urbina 1K
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### Rate determining step

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

I had this same question - maybe a typo?

Kaileigh Yang 2I
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### Re: Rate determining step

I think it means the slow step.