## Elementary Steps

$K = \frac{k_{forward}}{k_{reverse}}$

Olivia Young 1A
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### Elementary Steps

What is the difference between elementary steps and all other steps? Is there a significance in this difference?

Yvonne Du
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### Re: Elementary Steps

Basically the elementary steps help you determine the rate for the whole reaction. The step that has the slowest rate would be the rate for the whole reaction.