December 2nd, 2017, 07:40 AM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: May 2014 From: Allentown PA USA Posts: 102 Thanks: 6 Math Focus: dynamical systen theory  Concerning chemical reactions
Dear My Math Forum Community: Concerning chemical reactions: Could the combining of ions in chemical reactions be considered inelastic collisions? Thank you. 
December 2nd, 2017, 11:42 AM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Jun 2015 From: England Posts: 704 Thanks: 202 
Yes ion mobility obeys the same mechanics as the ideal gas laws, which assumes inelastic collision. Chemical kinetics also has a statistical aspect that the gas laws don't since the ions interact and suitable ones coalesce. Momentum is still preserved. 

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