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    I don't know which step is the rat determining step. I've never known, they explanations given to me i don't understand. Help please.
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    The species in the rate equation must be the reactants in the RDS.

    (simplification)
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    (Original post by Pigster)
    The species in the rate equation must be the reactants in the RDS.

    (simplification)
    So do i just guess step 1 or step 2 and hope that one's right?
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    Rate = k [CH3CHO][OH]

    Therefore the RDS must involve 1 x CH3CHO AND 1x OH- and nothing else.

    Which step of the mechanism is that?
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    (Original post by Pigster)
    Rate = k [CH3CHO][OH]

    Therefore the RDS must involve 1 x CH3CHO AND 1x OH- and nothing else.

    Which step of the mechanism is that?
    Oh, right ok i see.
 
 
 
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