What is the rate limiting step in a chemical reaction?

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Feb 6, 2017

Answer:

The rate limiting step is the slowest step of the entire chemical reaction that determines its overall rate.

Explanation:

Here is an analogy for you to better understand.

Imagine driving along a highway and the car in front of you is going at a rate of 100kph. No matter how fast you drive, your rate has been set by the car in front of you, meaning you (ideally) cannot go any faster than 100kph.