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Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:20 pm
by Sonia Perez 1G
How would you determine the molecularity of a reaction?

Re: Kinetics

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:38 pm
by Yuxi Chen 2G
Molecularity is determined by the number of species in an elementary step:

A -> D: unimolecular
A + B -> D: bimolecular
A + A -> D: bimolecular
A + B + C -> D: termolecular
A + B + B -> D: termolecular

Re: Kinetics

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 5:09 pm
by sandyh9711
In other words, molecularity is simply the number of reactants participating in a reaction.

For example, is unimolecular, whereas its reverse reaction, , is bimolecular.