This is an effect found in a process A + BC when the attacking species A is heavy. Because A is heavy the A–B distance continues to decrease while the repulsive energy of B–C is being released.
Source: PAC, 1996, 68, 149. (A glossary of terms used in chemical kinetics, including reaction dynamics (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 174 [Terms] [Paper]
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