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Postby ShravanPatel2B » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:18 pm

What is the difference between order and molecularity. Does molecularity have to do more with elementary reactions?

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Re: molecularity

Postby SnehinRajkumar1L » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:20 pm

Order of a reaction is the power dependence of the rate on the concentration of the reactants. Molecularity refers to the number of reactants present (unimolecular, bimolecular, etc.)

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Re: molecularity

Postby Bella Townsend » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:14 pm

The order of the reaction depends on the pressures or concentrations of the reactants, while molecularity is the amount of different molecules in the reactants.

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Re: molecularity

Postby Tauhid Islam- 1H » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:02 pm

Order is an experimental property that is concerned with kinetics or rate laws and can be any number (fractional, integral or even zero) while molecularity is the theoretical property that is concerned with mechanism and is always an integer excepting zero.

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