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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.
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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