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monomolecular reaction
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A reaction involving a single molecule (e.g., decomposition, intramolecular rearrangement, intramolecular oxidation or reduction), even if a catalytic agent, such as acid or alkali, is present in large excess, on a molecular basis, or is not rate-determining; such reaction's are usually first-order reaction's.

Compare: molecularity.

Synonyms: unimolecular reaction.

(05 Mar 2000)

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