indirect reaction

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A chemical process in which the @[email protected] has a @[email protected] that is longer than its period of rotation is called an indirect reaction (in contrast to a @[email protected]). In a @[email protected] experiment the products of such reactions are scattered at random with reference to the centre of mass of the system. Indirect reactions are also called @[email protected] (They are sometimes called complex reactions, but this usage is not recommended in view of the danger of confusion with @[email protected] reactions, which occur in more than one step).
Source:
PAC, 1996, 68, 149. (A glossary of terms used in chemical kinetics, including reaction dynamics (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 168 [Terms] [Paper]