atom–molecule complex mechanism

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.A00510
A mechanism that sometimes applies to the combination of atoms, but rarely of free radicals. In this mechanism the atom A first combines with a @[email protected] or @[email protected],
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and the complex AM then forms A2 + M by collision with another atom A.
Contrast the @[email protected]
Source:
PAC, 1996, 68, 149. (A glossary of terms used in chemical kinetics, including reaction dynamics (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 153 [Terms] [Paper]