|An example of orbital orientation at point of collision (see: collision theory) as an aspect of the "kinetic factor" in chemical reactions; namely above: molecular orbitals are aligned, at collision point, in such a way that orbital A and orbital B both make contact, therein allowing the products AB and AB to form; below: molecular orbitals are misaligned at collision point, such that only one orbital A and one orbital B make contact, and no products are formed, i.e. no chemical reaction occurs, only an inelastic collision occurs. |
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1. Thims, Libb. (2007). Human Chemistry (Volume One) (pdf) (§: Collision Theory, pgs. 98-103; orbital orientation and kinetics, pgs. 280-83). Morrisville, NC: LuLu.
● Keseru, Gyorgy. (2015). Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Drug Binding (editors: David Swinney, Raimund Mannhold, Hugo Kubinyi, Gerd Folkers). Wiley.
● Chemical kinetics – Wikipedia.
● Kinetic and thermodynamic control – University of Calgary.