How fast are reactions between atoms and molecules at that level.?

Chemical reactions are extremely fast and i suspect that atomic reactions are faster. Does anyone know approximately how fast.

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  • 6 years ago

    Nearly the speed of light, once the atoms or molecules start reacting. However, it might take a long time for the reaction to start for any particular atom. Basically, it is the time for the electrons to travel the diameter of the molecule.

    • Ricardo
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      6 years agoReport

      Excellent, thank you.

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  • 6 years ago

    Look up Ahmed Zewail, the 1999 winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

    The 1986 Nobel in Chemistry might also give you some helpful information.

    Source(s): ChemTeam
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  • 6 years ago

    It gives me information.

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