Molecularity vs Order

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Molecularity vs Order

Postby manasa933 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:01 am

Is the molecularity and order the same for elementary reactions and the overall reaction? If not, what's the difference?

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Re: Molecularity vs Order

Postby Julia Campbell 2F » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:50 am

Molecularity is just the number of molecules that come together to form a reaction so I think there could be different molecularities for the elementary reactions and the overall reaction but probably not often. The order of a reaction depends on the pathway of the overall reaction so I would think it'd be the same in both.

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