With reference to the center of mass, the products
of a bimolecular
reaction are scattered with respect to the initial velocity vector, and the distribution of scattering
angles is known as the angular distribution.
PAC, 1996, 68, 149
(A glossary of terms used in chemical kinetics, including reaction dynamics (IUPAC Recommendations 1996))
on page 153
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