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Molecularity

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:10 pm
by Eric Quach 1C
Does molecularity only depend on the reactants? If there are multiple products does that affect molecularity?

Re: Molecularity

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:42 pm
by Clarissa Cabil 1I
Molecularity describes the number of molecules that come together to react in an elementary reaction (single step), which is why we look at the reactants when describing the molecularity of the forward reaction.

Hope this helps!

Re: Molecularity

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:03 am
by Sophie Roberts 1E
No, molecularity only depends on the molecules which react so we are only looking at the reactants. When considering molecularity we are evaluating how many molecules are colliding which again would only be considering the reactants.

Re: Molecularity

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:08 am
by Courtney Quan 1C
As said above, molecularity is the number of reactant atoms/molecules/ions taking part in a specified elementary reaction. So yes, you would only look at the reactants to determine molecularity.

Re: Molecularity

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:04 pm
by Jacob Bershatski 4C
Molecularity is only concerned with the reactants. It does not matter how much product is formed.

Re: Molecularity

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:34 pm
by Zubair Ahmed 1L
Molecularity only has to do with the reactants of a reaction. It has to do with how many atoms are colliding with each other at the same time.