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law of mass action

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Chemistry

Definition of law of mass action in English:

noun

The principle that the rate of a chemical reaction is proportional to the concentrations of the reacting substances.
Example sentences
  • As an analog of the law of mass action in chemical kinetics, we assume that the infection rate is proportional to n 1, with the proportionality constant.
  • In 1864, Norwegian chemists Cato M. Guldberg and Peter Waage published the law of mass action.
  • However, effects of drugs involve interactions between chemical entities and are therefore subject to the law of mass action.

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