Suppose we compared two reactions, one requiring the simultaneous collision of

Question:

Suppose we compared two reactions, one requiring the simultaneous collision of three molecules and the other requiring a collision between two molecules. from the standpoint of statistics, and all other factors being equal, which reaction should be faster? explain your answer.

Answer:

Two types of events are possible in Probability Theory-

  • More Probable Event and
  • Less Probable Event

It is statistically proven that,if you are given a certain amount (unit) of time,the more probable event has more probability to happen or,in other words,the more probable event will occur more often than a less probable event.

In real life, say, for example, it is very common and natural to see two people collide during some rush hours. But one may have ever seen or will see three people coming from different sides (or randomly) collide simultaneously ( just think about that situation!! ). The same statistical observation also applies to molecular level also. The collision between two molecules is a more probable event than a collision between three molecules.

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