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A temporary, unstable arrangement of atoms that may form products or may break apart to re-form the reactants.
The minimum amount of energy that reacting particles must have to form the activated complex and lead to a reaction. Represented by (E_a).
A substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction without itself being consumed in the reaction.
The equation that expresses the mathematical relationship between the rate of a chemical reaction and the concentration of reactants.
specific rate constant
A numerical value that relates reaction rate and concentration of reactants at a given temperature.
method of initial rates
Determines reaction order by comparing the initial rates of a reaction carried out with varying reactant concentrations.
A substance produced in one elementary step and consumed in a subsequent elementary step.
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