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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
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Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
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Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
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Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: Rate-determining steps in traffic flow on a toll road.For which of the two scenarios in the figure will one get from point 1 to point 3 most rapidly?

Problem

In both diagrams below, point 1 is just before Toll Plaza A, point 2 is between plazas A and B, and point 3 is just past toll plaza B. (a) Cars slowed at toll plaza A. The rate-determining step is passage through A to proceed to toll plaza B (the diagram shows congestion at the first toll plaza, A). (b) Cars slowed at toll plaza B. The rate-determining step is passage through B (the diagram shows congestion at the second toll plaza, B).


Rate-determining steps in traffic flow on a toll road.

For which of the two scenarios in the figure will one get from point 1 to point 3 most rapidly?