Rate limiting step


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Deena Doan 2F
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Rate limiting step

Postby Deena Doan 2F » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:04 pm

What is the rate-limiting step?

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Re: Rate limiting step

Postby jisulee1C » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:08 pm

the rate limiting step is the slowest step

Amanda Lin 2I
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Re: Rate limiting step

Postby Amanda Lin 2I » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:08 pm

The rate limiting step is the slowest step, and it determines the rate of the overall reaction.

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Re: Rate limiting step

Postby Eunice Nguyen 4I » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:21 pm

The rate-limiting step is the slowest step of the reaction. You'll be using the rate law of the rate-limiting step as the overall rate.

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Re: Rate limiting step

Postby Martina » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:24 pm

It is the slowest step of the reaction, since the other steps are much faster, it determines the rate of the overall reaction.

Dina 2k
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Re: Rate limiting step

Postby Dina 2k » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:32 pm

how would u determine which elementary step is the limiting?

Sarah Zhari 1D
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Re: Rate limiting step

Postby Sarah Zhari 1D » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:43 pm

Dina 2k wrote:how would u determine which elementary step is the limiting?


I think that most likely, they would tell us which one is the slow step. At least that's what the problems in the textbook do.

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Re: Rate limiting step

Postby Sean Cheah 1E » Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:05 pm

If you are given a reaction mechanism and an overall rate law, sometimes it is possible to intuitively determine the slow step. This is because the overall reaction rate is determined by the rate of the slow step (which is why it is also called the rate-limiting step). For example, the reaction NO2 + CO --> NO + CO2 follows rate = k[NO2]^2. If the elementary steps are 2NO2 --> NO + NO3 and NO3 + CO --> NO2 + CO2, the former is the slow step because it is the one that has the collision of two NO2 molecules as you would expect given the exponent of 2 on [NO2] in the overall rate law.

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Re: Rate limiting step

Postby Samuel Tzeng 1B » Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:39 pm

it's the slowest step in a reaction

Anna Heckler 2C
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Re: Rate limiting step

Postby Anna Heckler 2C » Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:44 pm

The slowest step in the reaction determines the overall rate law.

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Re: Rate limiting step

Postby Julia Holsinger_1A » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:17 pm

It is the slowest step in the reaction

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Re: Rate limiting step

Postby Julia Holsinger_1A » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:17 pm

How do you find the limiting step?

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Re: Rate limiting step

Postby Daniela Shatzki 2E » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:29 pm

the slowest step of the reaction is the rate-determining step

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Re: Rate limiting step

Postby Tanmay Singhal 1H » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:30 pm

the slowest step that determines the rate of the reaction. cataylst in another step doesnt change rate of overall reaction


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