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The maximum rate for a bimolecular reaction is just the collision rate; this rate,
about 10° per second in the normal atmosphere, is attained only if the reaction
occurs with every collision. In solution, the maximum bimolecular rate is
governed by ...
Chain reactions always produce many product molecules for every quantum of
energy absorbed; i.e., the quantum yield may be much greater than one for the
reaction. Reactions involving no chain processes necessarily have quantum
Light absorbed by the accessory pigments in these algae is involved more
directly in the oxidation of water and the production of oxygen (reaction II in
Figure 2); on the other hand, light absorbed by chlorophyll a is used in the
transfer of ...
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