Bimolecular

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Bimolecular

Postby 905085650 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:37 pm

Can someone explain to me what bimolecular means? Thank you!!

Henry Krasner 1C
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Re: Bimolecular

Postby Henry Krasner 1C » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:51 pm

A bimolecular reaction is where the rearrangement of two molecules (as reactants) produce one or more molecules of product.

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Re: Bimolecular

Postby Sophia_Kiessling_2L » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:55 pm

it basically just means that there are two reactants as in A+B yields C or 2A yields B

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Re: Bimolecular

Postby Krista Mercado 1B » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:47 pm

A bimolecular reaction involves two reactants. This is an example of a second-order reaction.

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Re: Bimolecular

Postby Athena L 1B » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:00 pm

So is a bimolecular reaction another way of saying it's second order?

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Re: Bimolecular

Postby Rhea Churi 4K » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:35 pm

Athena L 1B wrote:So is a bimolecular reaction another way of saying it's second order?

A bimolecular reaction is always a second order reaction but not all second order reactions are bimolecular.

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Re: Bimolecular

Postby Henry Dudley 1G » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:34 pm

Can a bimolecular reaction be third order if one of the reactants is second order?

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Re: Bimolecular

Postby Subhani Diu 1F » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:56 pm

Henry Dudley 1G wrote:Can a bimolecular reaction be third order if one of the reactants is second order?

I believe in lecture he showed that a bimolecular reaction was specifically related to reactants that are/add up to second order only. For third order (which he said was unlikely) they were labeled as termolecular.

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Re: Bimolecular

Postby MichelleRamirez_2F » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:58 pm

Bimolecular means that for a certain reaction there are two reactants. There's also unimolecular where there is only 1 reactant in the reaction and termolecular for three reactants.

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Re: Bimolecular

Postby KHuang1L » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:29 pm

Bimolecular means there are two species involved in the elementary step.

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Re: Bimolecular

Postby Gillian Ward 1F » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:41 pm

Bimolecularity refers to having two molecules colliding in a reaction.

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Re: Bimolecular

Postby Anmol_cheema_2F » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:19 pm

Molecularity refers to the number of reactants in an elementary reaction so a bimolecular reaction contains two reactants.

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Re: Bimolecular

Postby Anita Wong 1H » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:27 pm

Henry Dudley 1G wrote:Can a bimolecular reaction be third order if one of the reactants is second order?

no i believe theyre directly related so thats not possible

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Re: Bimolecular

Postby Rami_Z_AbuQubo_2K » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:15 pm

Bi molecular is a description of how many molecules are participating on the reactants side of an equation. In every case, you would look at the reaction before intermediates or catalysts are removed. If there is only one molecule reacting, then you know it is unimolecular. If you see that there are 3, then it is molecular but that is not very common.


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