composite reaction
A @C01033@ for which the expression for the @R05148@ of a reactant (or @R05156@ of a product) involves rate constants of more than a single @E02035@. Examples are '@O04302@' (where rate constants of two opposed chemical reactions are involved), '@P04403@' (for which the @R05148@ of any reactant is governed by the rate constants relating to several @S05680@ to form different respective products from a single set of reactants), and @S05970@.
PAC, 1993, 65, 2291. (Nomenclature of kinetic methods of analysis (IUPAC Recommendations 1993)) on page 2293 [Terms] [Paper]
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1098 [Terms] [Paper]