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When can a reaction take place?

When particles collide

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What is unlikely for many reactions?

That particles will collide simultaneously with the activation energy so it is more likely they take place in steps

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What is the rate determining step?

The slowest step in a multi-step reaction sequence

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What is the reaction mechanism?

The series of steps that make up an overall reaction

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What can be investigated experimentally to find a reaction mechanism?

The hydrolysis of halo alkanes