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Molecularity

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:02 pm
by ian_haliburton_1f
Does anyone know the term for when 4 molecules are required to collide? In other words, what comes after termolecular?

Re: Molecularity

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:27 pm
by Kate Chow 4H
A guess, but I would assume tetramolecular.

Re: Molecularity

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:28 pm
by Joon Chang 2F
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.