What is the difference between the order of a reaction and the molecularity of a reaction?
|order of a reaction||molecularity of a reaction|
|Order of a reaction is an experimental quantity. It can be zero and even a fraction||Molecularity of a reaction is the number of species (atoms, ions or molecules) taking part in the elementary reaction. It cannot be zero or non-integer|
|The order is applicable to elementary as well as complex reactions.||Molecularity is applicable only for
|For complex reaction, the order is
given by slowest step.
|Molecularity of the slowest step is equal to the order of overall reaction|
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Solution What is the Difference Between the Order of a Reaction and the Molecularity of A Reaction? Concept: Order of a Reaction - Order-reaction (Meaning).