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### Slow and Fast step

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:11 pm
Are we going to have to identify the slow and fast step or will it be shown on the problems in the final?

### Re: Slow and Fast step

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:15 pm
From all the problems I have done the slow and fast steps were labelled. If we are asked to identify it, we would have to be given k of the overall reaction to see what step matches it and that would be our slow step.

### Re: Slow and Fast step

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:15 pm
I believe that the slow step (rate determining step) will always be given.

### Re: Slow and Fast step

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:10 pm
So we need to be able to find the intermediate for the final?

### Re: Slow and Fast step

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:14 pm
Jchellis 1I wrote:So we need to be able to find the intermediate for the final?

They will give us the intermediate steps. I do not know how else they would expect us to know what the intermediates are if they only give us the overall reaction. They might ask us to label the intermediates though.