Limited access

Upgrade to access all content for this subject

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


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


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


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


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

Select an assignment template