Rate law of rxn mechanisms

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Monica Habashy 3A
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Rate law of rxn mechanisms

Postby Monica Habashy 3A » Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:42 pm

When do we use the steady step approach vs the pre equilibrium approach?

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Re: Rate law of rxn mechanisms

Postby Jessie_Chen_2L » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:12 pm

According to the course reader, the pre-equilibrium approach is simpler, but less flexible. You also need the reaction before the rate limiting step is equilibrium. For the steady-state approach, the concentration of intermediate in the assumed to be constant.


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