Trimolecular Reaction


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Trimolecular Reaction

 

a chemical reaction in which three molecules or atoms participate in the elementary step. The rate of trimolecular reactions in the gaseous phase (or in dilute liquid solution) follows the third-order kinetic equation. (SeeKINETICS, CHEMICAL and ORDER OF REACTION.)

REFERENCE

Emanuel’, N. M., and D. G. Knorre. Kurs khimicheskoi kinetiki, 3rd ed. Moscow, 1974.
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