pre-equilibrium (prior equilibrium)
A rapidly reversible step preceding the @R05140@ in a @S05970@. For example:
See also:
kinetic equivalence
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1152 [Terms] [Paper]
See also:
PAC, 1996, 68, 149. (A glossary of terms used in chemical kinetics, including reaction dynamics (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 177 [Terms] [Paper]