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Is the order of a complex reaction determined by the slowest step always? Is it so that order of a reaction is determined by rate determining step and since in a complex mechanism, we write elementary steps hence the order should be the molecularity of the rds?
I am slightly confused in this since I saw that in E1CB the molecularity of the rds is 1 but the order of E1CB is 2.
Basically I know order is determined experimentally but for elementary reactions, don't we write order as the sum of stoichiometric coefficients (here I am assuming that it is not a pseudo order reaction and no products are there in the rate expression.)