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Postby ntruong2H » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:41 am

Are catalysts included in the rate law? Also, if they are, do they thus affect the order of the reaction?

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Re: Catalysts

Postby Rebecca_Arnold_3I » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:27 pm

Catalysts can be included in the rate law!
I'm not sure on whether or not they affect the order of the reaction though.

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Re: Catalysts

Postby Steven_Liu_3H » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:37 pm

In my understanding, if the initial step is slow, then the catalyst (intermediate) is included in the rate law.
If the slow step isn't the initial step, then you ignore intermediates.

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