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