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Termolecular Reactions

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:17 pm
by Jesse_torres2H
In lecture it was said that termolecular reactions are rare. If this is the case could we still be given an example of one on a test or do we not have to worry about them at all?

Re: Termolecular Reactions

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:19 pm
by Michelle Nguyen 2L
I think tests will mostly focus on uni or bimolecular reactions. However, I think we are still expected to know the definition of a termolecular reaction, why they are more rare, and how to write the rate law for a given termolecular elementary reaction.

Re: Termolecular Reactions

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:06 pm
by aTirumalai-1I
Yes, Dr. Lavelle probably just wants us to know that the concepts between unimolecular, bimolecular, and termolecular reactions are similar. I also don't think we'll need to know this for test 3, because it falls under "Reaction Mechanisms."