a) Elementary step: reaction whose rate law can be expressed in terms of its molecularity b) Molecularity: number of different atoms that must come together for the reaction to take place. c) Reaction mechanism: series of elementary steps by which the overall reaction takes place. d) Intermediate: species formed and consumed during the overall reaction process e) Rate-determining step: slowest step in the reaction mechanism which determines the overall reaction rate
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