Chemical Reactions

Other Kinds of Chemical Reactions

Can reactions take place in gas, liquid, and solid phases?

Absolutely. Bimolecular (two species) reactions taking place in the gas phase and in solutions are quite similar in that they involve random diffusion of reactant molecules until they collide, at which point a reaction may take place. For reactions involving solids, the surface of a solid is often reacting with another species that is present at the interface between the solid and a gas or liquid with which it is in contact. An example would be your car rusting to form oxides.


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