
Unimolecular
Reactions: Unimolecular reactions proceed through the
Lindemann mechanism:
1) R + R > R* + R
2) R* > P
where the first elementary step is rate determining and the
steadystate approximation is valid. Depending on the
concentration of the reactant R, this reaction will either be first
order in [R] or second order in [R].
Radical Reactions: I'll talk more about these on
Wednesday

