## reaction path degeneracy

Also contains definition of: statistical factor
https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.R05175
A factor that is introduced into rate theory to take account of the fact that the process may be able to occur in different but equivalent ways. Thus the process:
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Source:
PAC, 1996, 68, 149. (A glossary of terms used in chemical kinetics, including reaction dynamics (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 184 [Terms] [Paper]