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Niharika 1H
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Postby Niharika 1H » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:36 pm

For 7.11, how can we determine which is the rate determining step?

Alex Tchekanov Dis 2k
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Re: #7.11

Postby Alex Tchekanov Dis 2k » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:47 pm

Since the rate law includes both parts from the first and second equations, you need both. Therefore, since the slow step involves both the reactants, it would be the second equation that has both.

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Re: #7.11

Postby CameronDis2K » Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:04 pm

In general, the slow step is usually the rate determining step to evaluate a k value, but in general the above comment (^) is also correct.

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