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Individual Mechanism Steps

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For a reaction mechanism with multiple steps, which of the following is NOT true about the individual steps?

A

Elementary steps in a multi-step reaction mechanism may be either slow or fast.

B

Fast elementary steps in a multi-step mechanism reach equilibrium quickly.

C

Fast elementary steps before the rate-determining step may contain an intermediate.

D

Fast elementary steps after the rate-determining step may have an effect on the overall rate law.