Collision Theory

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Ava Harvey 2B
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Collision Theory

Postby Ava Harvey 2B » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:44 pm

I understand the concepts of the collision theory pretty well, however I was just wondering if the collision theory only applies to gas-phase reactions, or if there are any instances in which it can be applied to a solid or liquid-phase reaction? Thanks so much!

Victoria Draper 1G
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Re: Collision Theory

Postby Victoria Draper 1G » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:34 pm

The collision theory primarily applies to gas phased particles because particles in the gaseous state have the proper structure needed for the right kind of collision to occur. Also, since the collision theory is based on the kinetic theory of gases it only deals with gas-phase chemical reactions.

Anna Okabe
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Re: Collision Theory

Postby Anna Okabe » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:06 pm

Yes, also because in the other phases such as in liquid, the molecules simply slide by each other, not necessarily colliding. In solid phases, the molecules simply vibrate in place.

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