rate-determining step


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rate-determining step

The chemical reaction in a series of sequential reactions that takes the longest to occur.
See also: step
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Addition of neutral salt (sodium perchlorate) has slightly decreasing the rate of the reaction shows that ion and a neutral molecule may be involved in the rate-determining step (Kabilan et al.
Identification of a partially rate-determining step in the catalytic mechanism of cAMP-dependent protein kinase: a transient kinetic study using stopped-flow fluorescence spectroscopy.
These data support the flow of electrons from the S-Zn bond into the C-N bond in the rate-determining step.

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