## frequency of reactions

$K = \frac{k_{forward}}{k_{reverse}}$

josmit_1D
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### frequency of reactions

why are third order reactions and higher less frequent?

Siddiq 1E
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### Re: frequency of reactions

josmit_1D wrote:why are third order reactions and higher less frequent?

The probability that three reactants will simultaneously collide with enough energy and the correct orientation is low.

ShravanPatel2B
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### Re: frequency of reactions

Termonuclear reactions and above are uncommon because all of the present molecules have to simultaneously collide with each other with enough energy and the correct organization in order to produce a reaction.