Problem: If a molecule like Cl2 falls apart in an elementary reaction, what is the molecularity of the reaction?

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In this problem, we are asked to find the molecularity of the reaction of Cl2 breaking apart.


Recall that a balanced equation for a chemical reaction indicates what is reacting and what is produced, but it reveals nothing about how the reaction takes place

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If a molecule like Cl2 falls apart in an elementary reaction, what is the molecularity of the reaction?

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