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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Just a curious question.

How would the rate for a net reaction involving multiple steps of all similar (perhaps exact - i know it's highly unlikely) activation energies be calculated? I've been told to just look at the slowest step (highest E

Any insight and explanations would be very helpful! Thank you!

How would the rate for a net reaction involving multiple steps of all similar (perhaps exact - i know it's highly unlikely) activation energies be calculated? I've been told to just look at the slowest step (highest E

_{A}) in all cases, even if they are similar in speed, but wouldn't the rate be significantly different if we don't take into account the other slow steps, even though they may not be the slowest?Any insight and explanations would be very helpful! Thank you!