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When can a reaction take place?

When particles collide


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


What is the rate determining step?

The slowest step in a multi-step reaction sequence


What is the reaction mechanism?

The series of steps that make up an overall reaction


What can be investigated experimentally to find a reaction mechanism?

The hydrolysis of halo alkanes