ERIC Number: EJ372646
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Rate-Controlling Step: A Necessary or Useful Concept?
Laidler, Keith J.
Journal of Chemical Education, v65 n3 p250-54 Mar 1988
Defines the rate-controlling step in contrast to the terms rate determining and rate limiting. Discusses the usefulness of this concept in describing kinetic isotope effects, consecutive reactions, chain reactions, and enzyme-catalyzed reactions. (CW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
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