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Collisions, Energy, and Orientations

APCHEM-NO7GA7

Two molecules collide and a reaction does not occur.

Which of the following is NOT a valid explanation for this?

A

The molecules were not in the proper states of matter.

B

The molecules did not have enough kinetic energy.

C

The molecules were not oriented correctly when they struck each other.

D

The temperature of the reaction mixture was not high enough.