Mon June 13, 2011 By: Hussain Shaikh

Order is applicable to elementary as well as complex reaction whereas molecularity is applicable only for elementary reaction." For complex reaction molecularity has no meaning" Explain

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Mon June 13, 2011
  The number of reacting species (atoms ,molecules or ions) which collide simultaneously to bring about a chemical reaction is called molecularity of a reaction.\
Complex reaction takes place in a number of  elementary steps.Complex reaction doesnot  proceed by simultaneous collision of all  the particles  involved  in the reaction. therefore  for complex reaction  molecularity has no meaning 
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