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molecularity

Pronunciation: mo-lek'yu-lar'i-te

Definition: The number of reactants in an elementary reaction. For example, a reaction involving one reactant is unimolecular; reactions involving two compounds are bimolecular. Molecularity and order are not synonymous.

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