third-order reaction

third-order reaction

[′thərd ¦ȯr·dər rē′ak·shən]
(physical chemistry)
A chemical reaction in which the rate of reaction is determined by the concentration of three reactants.
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The most probable model function of the dehydroxylation stage was found to be the third-order reaction (F3), which gave an appropriate kinetic description for the dehydroxylation stage.
Economics warns of the second- and third-order reactions to top-down social engineering that sees only first-order consequences.
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