## Molecularity

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ian_haliburton_1f
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### Molecularity

Does anyone know the term for when 4 molecules are required to collide? In other words, what comes after termolecular?

Kate Chow 4H
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### Re: Molecularity

A guess, but I would assume tetramolecular.

Joon Chang 2F
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### Re: Molecularity

Yes I think a reaction that involves four molecules colliding simultaneously would be called a tetramolecular reaction. Given that termolecular reactions are uncommon due to three molecules having to collide simultaneously, tetramolecular reactions would be very rare.