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Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:31 pm
Can catalysts be part of the rate law?
Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:34 pm
Definitely not for the overall rate law. As for the rate law for an elementary step, that's a really good question. My guess is no because I think that the only things in the rate law are supposed to be the reactants in the overall equation.
Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:37 pm
No, since they are not part of the actual reaction.
Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:04 pm
I would assume no because catalysts increase a rate, so including it in the rate would not make sense
Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:05 pm
Catalysts are not included.