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2. 3): – if the steps go toward the multipoints then the sequence is convergent; – if not, the sequence is divergent. 3. 3. 4) or is traversed in a single direction. 4. 5. 1. Definition A chain reaction is a reaction in which a small number of elementary steps are repeated a large number of times following each other through a small number of intermediate species that are constantly formed and destroyed. 2. R2b] in hydrogen bromide synthesis). By extension, a simple linear reaction consisting of a large number of steps very close to each other is also called a chain reaction.

The existence of “intermediate” elementary reactions implies the existence of new species that will be termed “intermediate species”. Such intermediate species are not present in the balanced writing of the reaction, which implies that their amount is zero both at the initial and the final state. Thus, these intermediate species will be produced by some elementary steps and consumed by others. R1f] was proposed. – It should be noted that in an elementary reaction, the equals sign (=) between the reactants and the products is replaced by a double arrow (), which means that we are dealing with two opposite elementary reactions.

R8] In both types of reactions (polymerization and polycondensation): – if the monomer molecules have two anchor-points, linear molecules will be obtained, which are commonly used in the manufacture of threads; – if the monomer molecules have three anchor-points, 2D planar molecules will be obtained, which are commonly used in the manufacture of varnishes and paints; – if the monomer molecules have more than three anchor-points, spatial molecules are obtained, which are commonly used in the manufacture of synthetic resins for molding.

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