law of mass action

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(chemistry) the law that states the following principle: the rate of a chemical reaction is directly proportional to the molecular concentrations of the reacting substances

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It may be verified from Table 2 that parameters estimated by the Law of Mass Action have different rates than those originally obtained by Smith and Woodburn (1978).
Therefore, according to the law of mass action, serum concentrations of free hormones (F[T.
Every chemistry student learns the law of mass action in the first week of class: molecules are more likely to combine chemically if they bump into one another more frequently.
This very general statement included the law of mass action of Guldberg and Waage (see 1867) and fit in well with Gibbs's chemical thermodynamics (see 1876).