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Answer the following in brief. Distinguish between order and molecularity of a reaction. - Chemistry

Distinguish Between

Answer the following in brief.

Distinguish between order and molecularity of a reaction.

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Solution

  Order Molecularity
i. It is an experimentally determined property. It is a theoretical entity.
ii. It is the sum of powers of the concentration terms of reactants that appear in the rate equation. It is the number of reactant molecules taking part in an elementary reaction.
iii. It may be an integer, fraction, or zero. It is an integer.
iv. It is not based on a balanced chemical equation.

It is based on a balanced chemical equation.

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Balbharati Chemistry 12th Standard HSC for Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 6 Chemical Kinetics
Exercise | Q 3.02 | Page 136
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