The Rate Limiting Step

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The Rate Limiting Step

Postby Drishti_Jain_1D » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:39 pm

If the first step is the rate limiting step and it is a reaction that goes in the forward and reverse direction, why isn't the overall reaction rate the forward reaction rate over the reverse reaction rate in the rate limiting step?

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Re: The Rate Limiting Step

Postby Ashley_Lok_3M » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:40 pm

In addition to this, why must you perform the pre-equilibrium approach specifically if the second step of the reaction is the limiting step?

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