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potatopotato

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How to find the rate determining step?
« on: October 05, 2008, 03:33:14 PM »

For any reaction mechanism, how do you find the rate determining step? Is there a pattern to look for and a specific feature to identify to find the slowest step of reaction?

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Re: How to find the rate determining step?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2008, 03:49:05 PM »

I was trying to find the slowest reaction, but I don't think molecularity would help...
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Re: How to find the rate determining step?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2008, 04:04:30 PM »

btw i need to know this for a test soon
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Re: How to find the rate determining step?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2008, 05:04:15 PM »

hey,

you could look at the rate law or the activation energy of each step to determine the rate determing step(slowest step).
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Re: How to find the rate determining step?
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2008, 08:54:40 PM »

Please give a little more information...
What reaction is it?
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